Hunter: Dale Henson
Points: 12 (6L, 6R)
I don’t even know where to begin with this deer! I have thousands of trail-cam photos of him and have chased this deer for four years now. It’s bittersweet to have taken him and ended this wonderful adventure. On October 11, 2018 there were high winds, but they were in my favor, so I decided to hunt him for the first time this season. At around 6:00 p.m. I climbed my stand and strapped my harness to the tree. Immediately deer began to show up. About 30 minutes into my hunt, I saw a doe to my right. As she began to pass my stand, I saw that he was trailing her. He never knew I was in the area and presented me with about a 20-yard broadside shot. I took it and he ran about 80 yards fell. I have a lot of respect for this deer and what he has taught me over the last four years. I hope that now I can give him the recognition the he deserves.