photo of a deer killed by Sonny Abercrombiephoto of a deer killed by Sonny Abercrombiephoto of a deer killed by Sonny Abercrombie

Hunter: Sonny Abercrombie

Points: 14 (7L, 7R)

County: Crawford

Season: 2019-2020

Hunt Story

I purchased cell cameras in the summer of 2018. I placed one camera on an established mineral site and shortly received a picture of a great 10-point with small kickers off his G2s. My wife shot at him that deer season. We were not sure of the shot, so we gave him three hours and then returned to the scene to take up our search for blood. During our search we saw him and he looked at us and ran off. We were both disappointed yet thankful he looked to be in good shape. Fast forward to this summer, he was yet again spotted at the mineral site, looking healthy and a good bit larger. I had sporadic pictures of him leading into the opening of gun season. On the morning of the 27th I had several pictures of him on three different cameras, he had picked up the pace checking does. That evening it was warm with very little breeze. About 7 p.m. I saw antlers coming through the pines, excited, I got on my gun. As fast as he showed himself, he disappeared, chasing a doe into the dog fennel. Not more than a minute later the antlers reappeared. As he stepped into an opening he stood perfectly broadside, I didn't hesitate to squeeze the trigger – 324 yards later my bullet found its mark. He bolted to the left and disappeared. I went and met up with my wife, Angie, gathered some lights and went to claim my trophy. After a short trail we could see his white belly shining.
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