Florence County hunter drops two sparring bucks

sparring bucks

The sparring bucks were part of a bachelor group

Chuck Amerson of Cartersville, S.C. killed two fine 8-point bucks with back-to-back shots on Sept. 7 around 7 p.m. in Florence County. The animals were sparring when he shot the first one. The two bucks were both part of a bachelor group of bucks that showed up together.

“I had four bucks walk out together at 250 yards. These two started sparring — not really fighting — but heavily butting heads,” Amerson said.

He took aim at the bigger of the two deer and pulled the trigger. The buck dropped in its tracks. Amerson expected the other buck to run off, but it stayed put, acting as if it still wanted to spar with his buddy.

“I shot the bigger 8. The other buck had his head tilted as if still trying to spar. So I got a good shot on him also,” he said.

Just like the first buck, this one dropped on the spot.

Amerson shot both bucks with a 7mm Remington Mag from 250 yards away. Before that evening, he had never seen the sparring bucks, either in person or on trail camera.


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