Hunter: Buck Burriss
Points: 15 (7L, 8R)
Abraham is a deer that we first identified in 2016 due to the unique (if then only slight) direction of his G2s. Thinking he was not mature during the 2016 season, I began hunting him in 2017 after he made a nice jump in size. Although pictures were captured, I did not see him on the hoof until the 2019 season. During 2020 he became more visible with a few sightings during November - including my dad passing him. After trying to finish the story with a bow, I brought my Dad's rifle along with my bow on Saturday, November 28th. Around 7:45 a.m. with a light mist coming down, Abraham stepped out on the edge of a field following a lone doe. They set off in direction that would not present a shot with either bow or rifle, so I climbed down the stand with the rifle, sprinted about 100 yards to the edge of the field, and set up in the direction I thought they would cross. After several minutes the doe appeared, and then the tops of his antlers were visible about 15 or 20 yards following behind her. About 10 yards from the edge Abraham stopped, the cross hairs settled behind his shoulder, and Dad's reloaded bullet found the mark. He ran 15 yards and fell right where these pictures were taken. 200+ sits. It was worth it. An incredible animal!