photo of a deer killed by Russell Shadixphoto of a deer killed by Russell Shadixphoto of a deer killed by Russell Shadix

Hunter: Russell Shadix

Points: 11 (6L, 5R)

County: Hancock

Season: 2019-2020

Hunt Story

Was sitting in a box as it was steady raining. I was watching down an old logging road which is usually planted by this time of year, but the dry weather from the past few months forced me to wait on planting it. Both sides of the road was planted in 7-year-old pines. I got in the stand about 4:00 p.m. on Saturday opening day of firearms season. At 4:30, two does and a yearling came out and began feeding on the corn. Within the next hour or so had five more does and one yearling showed up to feed for a total of nine deer. At 6:30 I spotted some times sticking up over the brush on the edge of the pines, so I raised my gun and got ready as the buck that I've had many pictures of walked out, which was a big 10-point. As soon as I seen him clearly through my scope, I knew it was him. I placed the crosshairs behind his shoulder and squeezed the trigger. The buck jumped up and kicked his back feet out as they normally do when you hit them and took off into the planted pines. I got down and started trailing him, and he only ran about 40 yards up into the pines. This is my biggest buck to date. I green scored him at 139 5/8.
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