Hunter: Chandler Peacock
Points: 10 (5L, 5R)
I made my way to my tripod stand at about 4:50 p.m. It was a cool overcast day, perfect for hunting. I had settled in for the evening, and around 5:30 p.m. I heard what sounded like grunting off to my right, deep in a branch on the other side of the food plot. I hit my Extinguisher deer call on the deepest buck grunt setting to simulate a buck chasing a doe. Around 5:50 p.m. I heard the grunting again, but this time it was coming from the clearcut behind me. Knowing it was a buck I brought my gun up to the shooting rail, just as I did, I heard the unbelievable sound of a grunt-snort-wheeze. It literally sent chills down my spine because of how loud it was. I knew it had to be a mature buck. Just as I heard it a doe jumped the fence followed by the buck. He stopped at about 75 yards, I had a clear shot and squeezed a round off from my Remington 7mm 08. I saw him stumble and take off. He ran and fell about 100 yards to my right. Finally after passing up small bucks for years I bagged a big mature buck. Thank you Lord for a wonderful experience!