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Hunter: Dawson Martin

Points: 9 (5L, 4R)

County: Cherokee

Season: 2019-2020

Hunt Story

I was hunting in a ladder stand and a doe had came by right at daylight and ate a little bit of corn. I was thinking that a buck may be behind her chasing. It was about 10-15 minutes later nothing ever came by, so I blew my grunt. About 5 minutes later, I turned around and saw a deer to my left. He was behind some bushes, so I thought it was just the doe because she had left in that direction. Then the buck lifted his head, and I could see he was a pretty big buck. So I got ready and the buck turned like he was going to leave, so I blew my grunt again and he came back. The buck then stopped about 15 yards behind me, and I could see that we had never had a picture of this deer before. So, I shot him and he ran about 30 yards. My dad was also hunting and heard my shot and asked if it was a buck and I said yes. So my dad walked to my stand and we got down and walked to where I shot the buck and my dad saw him. So we walked to him and we could tell that the buck was the biggest buck I had ever shot.
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