photo of a deer killed by Rick Cookphoto of a deer killed by Rick Cookphoto of a deer killed by Rick Cook

Hunter: Rick Cook

Points: 12 (7L, 5R)

County: Dawson

Season: 2015-2016 (Week 13)

Hunt Story

"Tiny" appeared on camera for the first time on December 4th. We had no pictures of him in the summer or throughout the 2015 deer season. After getting a couple pictures of Tiny, my son put up a stand hoping to get a shot at this great buck. We had to have a SW or South wind to hunt this deer. My son hunted this deer Monday through Thursday with no luck. Saturday morning, with the temps in the upper 50s, I almost decided not to hunt the stand. The entire morning, I wasn't able to see more than 50 to 60 yards because the fog was very thick. Around 9:10, the fog started to lift and about that time, I caught a glimpse of horns. Knowing it was a big buck, I got my gun up, and as soon as he stepped out, I shot. He ran about 60 yards down into the hardwoods and piled up. Not knowing what buck it was, I texted my son "Big Buck Down." I sat there for 15 minutes trying to settle down before I went to check him out. As soon as I got to the buck, I knew it was Tiny.
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