photo of a deer killed by Andy Freemanphoto of a deer killed by Andy Freemanphoto of a deer killed by Andy Freeman

Hunter: Andy Freeman

Points: 10 (5L, 5R)

County: Putnam

Season: 2021-2022

Hunt Story

I have been watching this deer and a mature 8-pointer all summer on trail cameras. This particular buck had a bad limp and walked on the tip of his hoof-like a peg leg so I named him “Peg “Leg. Had him on trail-cam video several times with a large fork horn buck the week before opening day. They were coming to my feed site every day between 2 to 5 in the afternoon. I hunted at my club in the morning and almost took a doe but she never presented me with a good shot. So I went home around 11 and grabbed some lunch. Headed out to my spot in Putnam County and got in the ground blind around 1:30 and got settled in. Around 3:00 two nice 8 pointers came in and fed around for 10 or 15 minutes then some does and fawns come thru feeding. About 4:30 the big fork horn buck steps out and starts feeding and then I saw Peg Leg coming thru the trees behind him. I got all my cameras rolling and got ready. They fed a few minutes then the fork horn buck walked away and a few minutes later Peg Leg turned to leave and gave me a quartering away shot at 23 yards. He mule kicked and I could see the hole that Rage left and I knew he wasn’t going far. Found him piled up about 100 yards from the shot.
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