photo of a deer killed by Steve McLainphoto of a deer killed by Steve McLainphoto of a deer killed by Steve McLain

Hunter: Steve McLain

Points: 12 (6L, 6R)

County: Sumter

Season: 2022-2023

Hunt Story

I had seen this buck on the trail camera for the last several years and had been waiting for it to mature enough for my age and size requirements. He showed back up a few weeks ago on the trail camera and I decided that he was ready and so was I. Well, technically, I had sent the picture to my wife that doesn't bow hunt and told her to keep an eye out for him when firearms season opens. I had decided to go out to hunt on that Sunday evening because one of my friends had stayed to hunt that evening. The buck and several does came out 100 yards away from me and I immediately knew it was him. I got my Raven crossbow up and ready and waited until he got within 40 yards and took the shot. My wife who I love dearly came and helped me load up the buck that I had earmarked for her! My granddaughter was waiting in her camo overalls to see her first real deer when we got up to the house.
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