photo of a deer killed by Larry Casonphoto of a deer killed by Larry Casonphoto of a deer killed by Larry Cason

Hunter: Larry Cason

Points: 8 (4L, 4R)

County: Newton

Season: 2021-2022

Hunt Story

The morning of November 5th I had a couple of work obligations that put me in the woods a little later than normal. Around 10:30 I eased in to a stand on top of a hill with acorns, & plentiful deer sign, a 5 to 8 northeast wind, and several pictures of some of the better deer in the area moving all day for the past three days. This particular deer has given us plenty of camera time in the dark but only 3 or 4 daylights in 3 years. I had one prior encounter last year during the rut, but no shot opportunity. This year I chose to stay out of the corner of the property he used the most. Friday I felt that ol' gut feeling that sent me his direction. On my way in to the stand I Noticed some very good rubs, plentiful white oak acorns, and a few scrapes. I climbed up in a lock-on, checking the straps along the way. I sat down & looked around. It felt good to be in this spot for the first time in 14 months. Little did I know two hours was all It would take. At about 12: 50 this ol' buck we call Holifield stepped into my view at a fast walk through the middle of the wide open hardwoods where I'd had 2 daylight pictures in 2 years. I wasted no time turning on him and taking the shot. He fell immediately and I couldn't believe it. These old bucks that we get after every fall sure are a lot of fun. Before I got down out of the stand I called my dad and told him I needed a little help, just as he did a year ago. He took his best Georgia buck last November 5th. And I had just pulled the trigger on mine. Thanks for the help dad, & thank God for more memories from the great outdoors.
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