Hunter: Seth Entrekin
Points: 11 (6L, 5R)
My friends and I go on the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge hunt every year. It's something I look forward to all year long. This year we were selected for the first gun hunt on November 1st-3rd. It was a very messy trip due to heavy rains and moderate to heavy winds. On the morning of November the 2nd I had decided to move my stand location after the hunt due to not seeing anything, and my friends were seeing good bucks and one of my friends had already taken a nice buck. I climbed down and packed up my gear and headed to the truck. I was going to go look at a spot we have had some good luck in years past. As I arrived at the truck, one of the guys in our group had already made it back. I told him where I was going and that I should be back within 20 minutes. I dropped my stand off and all of my gear (including my Browning 300 WSM ) and only took my orange vest and my 40 caliber Glock 22. As I made it to the creek bottom where I was going to look for sign, I stopped for a second to look around. As I was looking at the creek to my left side, I heard something coming fast straight at me. I turned my head and I saw a doe about 30 yards from me with the biggest buck I have ever seen, hot on her tail grunting. As I pulled out my Glock he saw me and turned and headed toward the creek. Once he cleared a few small trees and I had a clear shot. I shot him behind the shoulder 3 times and he stumbled and fell. He tried to get back up and I had to finish him off. Once I made sure he was down for good I called my friends to tell them what just happened to me. I was so shook up that I could barely get the words out. Once they got to me, we drug him out to the truck and took him to the warden station to check him in. We film all of our hunts but I didn't have a camera with me. I would give anything to be able to share this on video. I have been hunting since I was a little kid with my parents and this was the most amazing thing that has happened to me while hunting. Once we got him home I had him green scored at 150 6/8. I asked my taxidermist when I took the deer to him if this was an accurate measurement, and he confirmed that it was. I am still in shock and can't believe that I harvested a 150-inch buck on public land with a Glock Pistol. He is by far my biggest buck to date.