By Dan Kibler
It's all downhill from here for user "mrfriedm".

Not only was his first buck ever one he'll be hard-pressed to top the rest of his hunting career, but his entry was drawn as the winner of SouthCarolina Sportsman's Novmeber Bag-A-Buck Contest presented by Leupold.

"mrfriedm" will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Sportsman Outdoor Store and a year's subscription to South Carolina Sportsman, and he will remain eligible, along with every other hunter who enters the contest, for the grand prize. a Leupold optics package (rifle scope, binoculars, rangefinder); a blackpowder rifle from Nichols Store in Rock Hill; and a two-person, one-day hunt at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge in Chesterfield.

The grand prize will be presented at the 2013 Palmetto Sportsman's Classic.

The winning entry was received on Nov. 20. "mrfriedm" nicknamed his 9-point buck, "Ol' Red."  He killed it late in the afternoon on Nov. 10 in a pop-up blind outside Columbia.