Hunter: Myron Paulk
Points: 14 (7L, 7R)
I settled in for a quick morning hunt looking over some planted pines before I had to drive 3 hours back home to Watkinsville. I had planned to meet up with my Dad mid morning to put up a stand before leaving. There were plenty of scrapes around and I knew the possibility of a good buck being nearby was good. However, I had no idea that I was about to cross paths with an old warrior of a deer. I had been rattling and had a decent 8-point come in to check things out. As I was watching him I looked over my shoulder to see a good deer moving though the pines quartering away from me at 100 yards. I knew he was a shooter but when I put the scope on him I realized he was a lot bigger than I originally thought. I quickly got ready and tried to stop him. He didn't hear me so I grunted louder. This time he stopped in a small gap and I squeezed off a shot with my 270 Browning A-Bolt. Needless to say, my Dad was in shock when he laid eyes on him. I'm really happy I got to share the experience with my Dad. 2020 has been challenging but these are the memories I’ll choose to remember this year by.