photo of a deer killed by Holly Metzphoto of a deer killed by Holly Metzphoto of a deer killed by Holly Metz

Hunter: Holly Metz

Points: 8 (4L, 4R)

County: Turner

Season: 2023-2024

Hunt Story

I put my climber on a tree in an area where the deer naturally cross through in some hardwoods. I was up in the climber before daylight at about 6:20 a.m. At 6:30 a.m. with just enough light to see a doe passed by with a buck in tow, disappearing to my right. Ten minutes later the doe reappeared and wandered off from where the pair first originated. The. The buck came out about 60 yards to my right. He stopped and stood quartering towards me for 15-20 minutes. I contemplated shooting him then but decided to wait for a better opportunity instead of risking a poor shot. Finally he turned broadside and I was able to take my shot. After I shot he took off, stumbled over an old fence, and disappeared out of sight. I then climbed the climber down and waited for my dad to get there before looking for the deer. We found the first couple drops of blood we he jumped the fence, about 20 yards from where he was hit. Then 10 yards from the fence we found another drop of blood and not even 10ft away the buck had expired under some scrubby trees.
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