photo of a deer killed by John Reid Foellphoto of a deer killed by John Reid Foellphoto of a deer killed by John Reid Foell

Hunter: John Reid Foell

Points: 8 (4L, 4R)

County: Morgan

Season: 2020-2021

Hunt Story

It was the second weekend of the 2020 archery deer season and my third day in the stand. One of my best friend's dad invited my dad and I to go hunting on a leased property in Morgan County. My dad and Mr. Ray had been friends since high school. Mr. Ray's son and I have been friends since we were born. Before we went hunting that evening Mr. Ray showed us some of the bucks he had harvested from years past on that property. When we arrived at the property there were already deer in the field. When we headed to the stand they were spooked and ran off but less than 10 minuets later some does started to ease back in. About 20 minutes later two bucks walked out. I had never felt my heart beat so hard than when I saw them coming down the trail. The big8-pointer was feeding about 20 yards from the stand I was in and there was a 9-pointer standing about 30 yards away in tall grass looking around. I was scared that the 9-pointer might see me and blow. Since I couldn't get a good shot on him in the tall grass when the 8-pointer gave me a good shot I took it. He ran about 60 yards and crashed into the tall grass. There are no words to describe how excited I felt in that moment. I will never forget that day as long as I live.
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