photo of a deer killed by Morgan Rae Walkerphoto of a deer killed by Morgan Rae Walkerphoto of a deer killed by Morgan Rae Walker

Hunter: Morgan Rae Walker

Points: 12 (6L, 6R)

County: Dodge

Season: 2023-2024

Hunt Story

This hunt started for me in 1993 when I was 13 years old. I remember it like it was yesterday. My Uncle Craig brought his Boone and Crockett over to my Uncle John’s house to show us. I was amazed. Deer only grew this big in magazines and on TV. He was huge! Ever since that day I swear nearly every time I’ve sat in a deer stand I’ve thought about a buck of that caliber walking out in front of me. Fast forward 29 years. 2022 Morgan Rae and I were sitting in a deer stand and a buck walked out bigger than any buck I've ever seen from a tree in Georgia. This was a 150-class buck. We had gotten numerous trail camera pictures of him and I made the decision to pass him up because of his age and I knew he would turn into a buck of a lifetime if he made it. When I laid my eyes on him it was a very tough decision but I knew this deer could turn into a giant. So after rolling the dice and letting him walk Morgan Rae and I started making a plan to get a chance at him in 2023. When deer season rolled around we began the cat-and-mouse chase. Morgan Rae has literally hunted every single day of the season only missing 2 afternoons of hunting. On Friday morning after Thanksgiving at 7:10 he walked out. I was in awe. Morgan Rae made an absolutely perfect shot. I just thought 30 years ago it would be the greatest thing for me to kill a Boone and Crockett buck, but there’s nothing in this world I’d rather have done than to watch my daughter do it.
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