photo of a deer killed by Carol Pricephoto of a deer killed by Carol Pricephoto of a deer killed by Carol Price

Hunter: Carol Price

Points: 11 (6L, 5R)

County: Bryan

Season: 2018-2019

Hunt Story

I got into the stand about 3:35 and settled in. It was a nice sunny day, and I was just happy to be hunting and not working. The feeders had gone off and I never expected any movement until close to sunset. I glanced down the food plot and was in shock when a deer came out. I looked through my monocular and was in more shock to see my buck. The buck I have been hunting all season. I let him walk last year and other than pictures haven’t seen him yet. He walked out at 4:15 and walked across the plot toward the feeder. He was hovering the wood line, so it gave me the chance to get my gun up. I watched him as he walked closer, but he stopped to stare at my stand. He faced me head on for what seemed a lifetime, my heart was racing, fingers shaking and I just kept taking deep breathes. Never felt this way before, it was amazing and crazy. I got my breathe and calmed my heart, and then he turned toward the woods. I squeezed the trigger and bang. I looked up, he was gone. He had run into the woods. My husband came over, and we started to track him about about 20 minutes after the shot. Wanted to give him some time, but my stand is surrounded by water so couldn’t wait too long. We found his trail with little blood, but my husband and son helped me track him down by using the bubbles in the water to see the direction he went. I was so excited when I was able to put my hands on him. It’s been amazing watching him over the past year. I am so excited to have finally harvested this amazing buck. My biggest buck to date and have never shook so much in my life. Hunting and spending time with my family is best time ever.
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