Wilcox County Typical 12-Point Buck Grosses 188, Nets 182
Wade Severson’s Wilcox County buck lands as No. 7 of all-time for Georgia typical whitetails.
Brad Gill | February 28, 2023
The much anticipated score from Wade Severson’s Wilcox County buck is in, and the main-frame 12-pointer grosses 188 2/8 inches and netted out at 182 6/8 inches, making it the No. 7 typical of all-time for Georgia.
“I’m stoked to say the least,” said Wade. “I can’t give enough thanks to my neighbor for the invitation and opportunity to harvest such an impressive buck.”
Wade lives in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. and after some scheduling conflicts finally made the trip to Wilcox County to hunt on an invite from his neighbor. The timing couldn’t have been better. He first took a super 10-point on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
“The rut was on fire all week,” he said.
Heading into the final Saturday morning hunt of the trip, it looked like Wade would just have to be satisfied with the big 10-point he had taken earlier in the week.
“I woke up that morning on the last day and got in the stand about 5:30,” he said. “At daylight, I saw some does and bucks chasing them. The rut was still going strong, but I didn’t see any bucks I wanted to take. At about 8:45, the guy I was hunting with said he was going back to his truck at 9. I told him I was probably going to sit about another 30 minutes before I headed home.
“At 9:20, I saw a doe run out at the opposite end of where I was hunting. On the opposite side, this big buck came in like a bull. He was grunting. I had never seen a buck like that my whole life. I was eat up with jitters. He was only about 75 yards away, and I am ashamed to say I shot and missed.
“He ran, and at about 85 to 90 yards he stopped. I missed again.”
A very rattled Wade knew he had to compose himself. As luck would have it, he would get something few hunters ever get—a third chance.
“He got out there about 120 to 125 yards and stopped again,” he said. “I took a deep breath and shot. It was a high shoulder shot, and he went down.”
Wade called his neighbor and told him that he had a really nice buck down. He went to the buck and saw that it had incredible mass and 12 points.
“It was a full-fledged 12 point with no kickers,” he said. “It was so impressive.”
Interestingly enough, this is the second giant buck from the 2022 season that we know about that came because of an invitation. Lindell Richey’s Greene County buck was recently officially scored at 193 7/8 non-typical inches. He told a GON reporter that he couldn’t take them back to the hunting property if he had to because he had no clue where he was other than in Greene County.
Wilcox County Best Bow Bucks Of All-Time
Rank Score Name Year County Method Photo 1 182 6/8 Wade Severson 2022 Wilcox Gun View 2 170 3/8 Scott Urquhart 1981 Wilcox Gun 3 189 1/8 (NT) Ronnie Wilcox 1984 Wilcox Gun 4 189 (NT) GA DNR 2012 Wilcox Gun 5 163 2/8 Danny Luke 1987 Wilcox Gun 6 163 1/8 Lynn Gordon 1974 Wilcox Gun 7 163 1/8 Roy Bloodworth 1986 Wilcox Gun 8 162 5/8 Scott McGuinty 2007 Wilcox Gun View 9 160 7/8 Scott McGuinty 2014 Wilcox Gun View 10 160 4/8 Matthew Stubbs 2017 Wilcox Gun View
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