Check out this great, heavy buck killed byAndrew Brenner, who is from Fincastle but now works in Newport News. He killed this buck on public land in Charles City County, and his story is just great. Here it is:
“This Season I was blessed. I had lots of work. So much I didn’t really have time to hunt. However, while working the12- to 14-hour graveyard shift, with an hour and 20-minute commute, I did manage to do some scouting.
One evening before work, right at the edge of dark while eating Taco Bell and watching a little corner where I had spotted some sign, I saw a ghost appear out of nowhere and… well he had the tallest G2s I had ever laid eyes on. Then as darkness closed he just vanished right before my eyes.
Two weeks past without one chance to hunt. It was torture. I NEEDED TO HUNT HIM!
At 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 I woke from my 2 hours of sleep and I had a heavy feeling. It said GO or you will regret it! I started to drift back off to sleep, then it hit me…It was time!
I was in the stand for three hours. Darkness was approaching and no action. Then suddenly there was a burst of activity behind me. I saw two bucks fighting over a doe — the tall G2 buck and another BIG BOY. It lasted seconds. The big boy ran the tall buck right underneath me. Perfect!
Five yards and only minutes of shooting light left. He ran 40 yards for an easy recovery. In the fight he had broken his G3 on the right side.
I didn’t get the biggest one but I am definitely pleased.
I will now be listening to my inner voice a lot more!
Every day I thank the Lord for my beautiful family and the freedoms and opportunities we are so lucky to have. Hunting and enjoying all the outdoors is a very important part of that. I hope we can save it for generations to come.”
Congrats on the super buck, Andrew, and thanks for sharing your inspiring story1