photo of a deer killed by Kevin Carnesphoto of a deer killed by Kevin Carnesphoto of a deer killed by Kevin Carnes

Hunter: Kevin Carnes

Points: 9 (4L, 5R)

County: De Kalb

Season: 2023-2024

Hunt Story

I had had this deer on camera since early summer but had only a couple of daylight pics and I had never seen him from the stand. I settled in my lock-on around 4:30 PM, and had does all around me within 5 minutes. At 4:45 PM all the does' heads were on a swivel, watching another deer come in. Within a minute I saw him, as he walked in grunting. He briefly glanced at the does and then proceeded to walk directly towards and past me, stopping 7 yards behind my stand, licking a branch, slightly quartering away. I was able to stand up and turn, settled my pin on his upper body about a foot back from the shoulder, and sent the Ramcat to work. At the shot he bolted, and ran 20 yards in front of my stand, stood for a few seconds, and expired. Very fortunate for a quick humane ending to this mature buck with no tracking job required.
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