Hunter: Emily DeLoach
Points: 8 (4L, 4R)
My dad had to work so my Grandaddy Ricky took me hunting on Saturday, October 9th, 2021. We got into the river swamp stand around 6:40 AM. I saw 6 does come into the swamp where we were sitting. I wanted to practice aiming so I locked in on a few of the does. I saw the buck come in and I nudged Granddaddy to see if he saw him. I couldn’t believe how big he looked! I didn’t hesitate. I was ready and took the shot around 7:20 AM. He ran a short distance but I wasn’t able to see where he stopped. We climbed down around 7:30 AM and walked over to where we last saw him. He had fallen into the water and we had to walk waist deep to pull him out. It was an adventure! I was so excited to get back to the house to show my mom and brother, Bailey. I called and sent pictures to my dad. I showed my Uncle Ryan and he helped me cape him out. This was definitely a hunt that I’ll never forget and I’m so thankful that my Granddaddy got to experience it with me.