photo of a deer killed by Thomas Holtonphoto of a deer killed by Thomas Holtonphoto of a deer killed by Thomas Holton

Hunter: Thomas Holton

Points: 9 (4L, 5R)

County: Lee

Season: 2021-2022

Hunt Story

I was sitting in my stand on the last day of hunting season thinking that I was not going to see anything because my older brother, without my permission, had sat in my stand the day before and missed two does using my 6.5. Thinking that he may have bumped the scope, I asked my dad if I could use his old 270. About an hour before dark I was taking a video of some water turkeys flying over when a spike walked out. After that a nice 8-point walked out, but he was a little too small to be a shooter. A minute after he walked off, a big-bodied, dark-colored buck stepped out of the woods at the far end. All I could see was horns. There was no doubt in my mind that he was a shooter, but he was behind a tree and I couldn't get the scope on his body. He then walked across the food plot and stopped behind another tree. I couldn't see his head then, but I had a clean shot on his body. I put the scope crosshairs just behind the shoulder and pulled the trigger. He bolted out of the food plot but I knew I got him because my dad's rifle doesn't miss. Sure enough, 15 yards into the woods he had crashed down. I had made a perfect shot!
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