photo of a deer killed by Jeffrey Powellphoto of a deer killed by Jeffrey Powellphoto of a deer killed by Jeffrey Powell

Hunter: Jeffrey Powell

Points: 9 (5L, 4R)

County: Clay

Season: 2015-2016

Hunt Story

My Father and I have been watching this deer on our small Clay County property for the last 3 years. We believe him to be 4.5 years old this year, and he has been the dominant buck on all our trail-cam pictures and videos. All summer long he and several other bucks in his group have been on a regular schedule at our feeder in the afternoons, so I decided if he kept to his pattern I would try to take him on opening day. I placed a stand on the primary trail that they always take to the feeder and just like clockwork he showed up right on time on opening day. The shot was 30-35 yards, and I watched him fall only yards from where I had taken the shot. It's very unusual for a plan to actually work out the way you want, especially with deer, but that's just what happened with this one. I credit this buck to my father Jerry Powell, without his knowledge of this deer and his habits, I'd never have got a shot at him.
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