Hunter: Aaron Fuller
Points: 9 (4L, 5R)
I got a picture of this deer on October 22nd. First time I had seen him. My neighbor got a picture on November 1. Then on November 9th and 10th I got daylight pics on a scrape on the edge of a thicket. The deer can only enter and exit the thicket from one side along about 100-yard stretch due to a road, and the wind is usually bad to hunt that corridor. I saw a weather change coming and knew the wind would be in my favor for a day or so. I snuck in the day before in the rain and built a ground blind on the edge of the thicket where I could see the scrape he had visited. I slipped in with the wind in my face about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. I saturated the area with Tinks 69 as I walked in. At 5:00 two small bucks came in and fought for a moment in front of me. At 5:25 I heard the unmistakable sound of a buck cruising, and it was close. I turned to my left to see him walking by me at about 10 yards. He never stopped, and when he went behind a small privet bush I raised the gun. As soon as his shoulder cleared the bush I shot and he dropped right there. 15-yard shot. I still can’t believe it happened.