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Hunter: Kyle Bona

Points: 10 (5L, 5R)

County: Franklin

Season: 2022-2023

Hunt Story

After 5 encounters, 3 arrows, and a hundred pictures, it all came to an end on a beautiful Sunday evening! I made my way to the stand at about 3:00 on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after, about 10 does mingled their way toward my stand and commenced to eating in the hardwood creekbottom. About 5:25 I saw him on top of the hill. He made his way down the bottom to within 25 yards of my tree. I collected myself, drew my bow, settled my pen, and released my arrow. The arrow struck exactly where I had aimed! The buck kicked, blood expelled, and he bolted. I called a friend and told him that I think I had shot the deer I was after. Shortly after I collected myself and climbed down to find my arrow. It was exactly where it was supposed to be, and covered in blood! A couple buddies met me at the house shortly after and we blood-trailed the deer and recovered it within 100 yards from where he had been shot. Bringing to an end a 2-year hunt for the most elusive animal I have ever had the pleasure to chase!
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