photo of a deer killed by Mason Slaughterphoto of a deer killed by Mason Slaughterphoto of a deer killed by Mason Slaughter

Hunter: Mason Slaughter

Points: 8 (4L, 4R)

County: Jeff Davis

Season: 2020-2021

Hunt Story

My family arrived at my in-laws in Hazelhurst last night and both of my boys started jockeying to see who would get to go hunting on Thanksgiving morning. My youngest son Mason won out. So we get up on Thanksgiving morning and walk our way to the stand. We get set up at about 5:45. I told Mason that he could take a little nap if he wanted because it would be 45 minutes before we could see. He was so wired that he chose to just sit there, in the dark. At 6:50 I look up and I see a buck at the end of the food plot. I pic up my binoculars and see it was a good buck. I tell Mason to get his gun. There’s a good buck. Mason looks at me like a deer in the headlights. He grabs his gun and I can literally see his heart about to jump out of his chest. I have to calm him down so he can make the shot. He finally takes a deep breath and takes the shot. The deer mule kicks and runs straight at us. He stops about 30 yards from us and hits the ground. He pops right back up and just stands there. I told Mason to shoot him again. He loads another one and fires right over his back. The deer didn’t move. I told him to shoot him again and this time to take his time. He takes a deep breath and shoots him again. This one was a perfect shot. The deer runs off about 25 yards and crashes. This is Mason’s biggest buck by far. It’s funny how things work out. I shot my biggest buck ever Sunday and tried to enter him in the truck buck contest but I had let my membership expire so I rejoined hoping they would take it. Needless to say my buck got kicked out but two days later, Mason shoots one that will qualify. God is so good. Everything happens for a reason. Today was Mason’s day.
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