photo of a deer killed by Jake Hicephoto of a deer killed by Jake Hicephoto of a deer killed by Jake Hice

Hunter: Jake Hice

Points: 9 (5L, 4R)

County: Gilmer

Season: 2018-2019

Hunt Story

Me, my Dad and younger brother were sitting upon a ridge overlooking my food plot. There were two smaller bucks that had entered the food plot about 6:30 p.m. My younger brother was wanting to shoot one of the smaller ones, but I didn't, and Dad wanted us to wait on the bigger ones. We have pictures on our trail cam of a really big buck but all were taken after dark, none in the daylight. After watching the smaller bucks for about 15 minutes, the big buck entered the food plot from across the creek. Dad said that is definitely the one I was going to shoot. Dad told me to wait until the buck got broadside and put the crosshairs behind the front shoulder and squeeze the trigger on my Savage .308. When I had put the crosshairs on the big buck, he took off after one of the little bucks, chasing him out of the food plot. After big buck returned to the food plot, I waited for him to turn broadside, and I pulled the trigger. My Dad was watching through the binoculars and said I made a good shot. After waiting about 10 minutes, we eased into the food plot where the deer had excited and found him lying dead about 25 yards in the woods. This is my biggest buck ever and the biggest body weight that my Dad has saw in the north Georgia area, weighing at 215 pounds, live weight.
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