“Here’s are pictures of my uncle Jeffrey, me and my dad (in that order) with our bucks.
We were all hunting on private land in Franklin County on opening day. It was about 8:15 and I hadn’t seen anything when I heard my dad shoot. He had killed a buck but he couldn’t tell how big it was from the stand and he was going to wait a while longer before getting down.
At about 8:30 I saw a buck taking its time and meandering along near a small doe. I could not get a shot off because it was thick where they were so I watched him through my scope for about 5 minutes until he finally moved in to a clearing where I shot. The doe took off but the buck took about 10 steps in to an even better position for me and I shot again. This time he went and laid down and he never got back up.
After texting my dad, we decided to hang tight for a bit. At 8:45 my uncle shot. He had seen a doe come by his stand and held off hoping a buck wouldn’t be far behind. He was right, the buck came not long after the doe had disappeared and he bagged his third deer of the year. It was easily the best day I have had in the woods and we all came out with nice bucks! My dad got a 7, I got an 8 and my uncle had to outdo us all with a 9 pointer. It was a morning well spent!”
Haley, I hate to argue with you, but even though your uncle’s buck has nine points, I think we all know what buck is biggest among these three! Congrats to all of you!