Truck-Buck

photo of a deer killed by Andrew Welchphoto of a deer killed by Andrew Welchphoto of a deer killed by Andrew Welch

Hunter: Andrew Welch

Points: 14 (9L, 5R)

County: Wilkes

Season: 2017-2018 (Week 6)

Hunt Story

I hunt in Wilkes County in the Tignall area on timber company land. My stand is about 300 yards from the road. On the afternoon of opening day I made the walk through the 8-year-old cutover to my stand in a creek bottom filled with white oaks and water oaks. I observed two bucks around 6 p.m. but could not get a good look at them. At 6:30 p.m. I observed a bush moving to my right and observed a massive buck horning a tree. I shot him, he ran about 20 yards and fell. When approaching him I realized I had taken the deer that had outsmarted me on two other occasions. Last year he was missing his left main beam so I let him go. This year he has 9 points on that side alone.
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