"I use a Moultrie I-40 Trail camera at this creek crossing because I have a deer stand about 50-yards from this natural deer funnel," said Gray, who goes by the screen name "roughneck3" on the forum.
The photo was taken Nov. 13 at 2:02 p.m. in Sussex County, Delaware, and was just one image of several that Gray had captured over the entire season.
"I saw him only once this year, and I was on an archery hunt and the buck came by me at a dead on run chasing a doe not 40-yards from me," Gray said.
Gray did manage to harvest a 130-inch Pope & Young buck from the same creek crossing stand this year.
Craig Stephenson of Williamsburg County was a close second in the fourth trail cam contest with his 'Finally During Daylight' photo of a mature buck. "This is the first year I started using trail cameras, and while we hunted this tract of land for several years, I had never seen this buck," said Stephenson. "Thankfully the trail camera is showing me what I should be looking for, and were it not for this picture I might be tempted to harvest some smaller bucks, but now I will wait patiently for the trophy that I'd like to see over my fireplace."
Eugene Tucker of Laurens County submitted 'Big 7-point posing' of a nice buck that came up to his trail cam a struck a studly pose. To view the Trail Cam contest gallery on SouthCarolinaSportsman.com click here.