photo of a deer killed by Michael Cranephoto of a deer killed by Michael Cranephoto of a deer killed by Michael Crane

Hunter: Michael Crane

Points: 15 (8L, 7R)

County: Wilkes

Season: 2020-2021

Hunt Story

A very warm November Saturday morning started with good conversation with friends that my wife and I invited down to spend the weekend with us. We were reminiscing about past adventures in the woods together. As we started talking about the bucks that we’ve seen but didn’t harvest, this buck that I named “coke cans” from the season before almost halted the conversation. A year ago to the day, I let a giant buck slip by me that I named “coke cans” because of what looked like cokes can horns. Although every one was skeptical of this name, I could still picture in my mind what his rack looked like. About 6:15 we all headed in different directions for the morning hunt. I was in my honey whole by 6:30. At 6:52 I grabbed my rattle bag to see if something would show. At 6:54 a doe was looking in my direction as I threw the bag to the ground. She was around 200 yards staring me down. Me, I was on the side of a logging road that 10 feet wide between a clearcut and a pine thicket. The doe saw me and scooted on across the road. I placed my scope on the spot I first spotted her at and within a few seconds there he stood. Although I had no idea it was mr coke cans. All I knew he was thick and had a drop kicker. I dropped him in his tracks. Upon retrieval I realized it was him. Absolutely Blessed!
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