photo of a deer killed by Sy Crumleyphoto of a deer killed by Sy Crumleyphoto of a deer killed by Sy Crumley

Hunter: Sy Crumley

Points: 11 (5L, 6R)

County: Tift

Season: 2022-2023

Hunt Story

I have had my eyes on this deer since 2020. He was a nice main-frame 10 in 2020 but unfortunately had a broken G3. When 2021 rolled around and he showed himself in the same locations, I put many hours in the stand throughout the 2021 season trying to arrow this deer. I had the encounters that year but the stars never aligned to make happen. August-September off this year the deer again showed up at the same general location and immediately got my attention. I hunted him as hard as possible during bow season without over-pressuring him but never crossed paths. The afternoon of November 17th, I decided to slip into “Slick Willy’s” favorite plot even though he had been missing on camera for about a week. Just before 5 o’clock, a doe crossed the plot being bumped by a spike. Maybe 10 minutes later “slick Willy” made his appearance and the rest is history. I enjoy creating history with deer and watching them develop. Sometimes, it ends with a picture sitting behind them.
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