Hunter: Ronny Vaughan
Points: 13 (7L, 6R)
It was overcast and in the 30s. I was hunting on our own private land without scent, lure, or feeder. The winds were 5-10 miles per hours out of the West. I was in my tripod stand on a pine and oak hill. Two bucks came out running a doe. I finally got one to stop by making a noise with my mouth. My Browning 308 using 150 grain Core-Lokt ammo was already up with the safety off. When he heard my sound, he stopped in a bunch of bushes. The only clear shot I had was in the shoulder. When I shot, he jumped up in the air and I could not see him anymore. I was pretty sure it was a good shot but wanted to wait to be sure. I shot him at 7 a.m. but did not leave the stand until 9 a.m. to give him time to lay up. I got out the stand and found him in a small bottom with water 30 yards from where I shot him. He had a prefect shoulder-lung shot. I had never seen this deer before.