Hunter: Jay Conner
Points: 17 (9L, 8R)
I arrived at my stand around 6:30 a.m. About 7:10 a.m. I watched a doe come out of a thicket and start feeding on some acorns. About 7:20 a.m. I watched another big doe come out of the thicket on the other side of the creek. She keep looking over her shoulder at something. About 4 minutes later I saw a big body deer come out further up the creek. I put the binoculars on it and saw it was a buck. He was standing in the creek, and I could not tell exactly how big he was. He stood there still for about 2 minutes. He finally came out of the creek and started heading toward the doe. As he headed toward the doe I saw he was a mature buck. He got within 20 yards of the doe and turned to head back toward the creek. He was about 10 yards away from disappearing back into the thicket when I made the decision to shoot the deer while we was walking. I picked a good clear spot to shoot him. When he got to the spot, I squeezed the trigger. The buck fell on contact. I knew he was a good mature deer when I shot. I did not realize exactly how big he was until I walked up on him. He is a deer I had a lot of pictures of during the summer and had disappeared when season opened up. He is without a doubt the biggest buck I have ever killed.