Video of Franklin County trophy buck hunt

Franklin County trophy buck wasn’t just a fluke

When Michael Collins killed a 10-point Franklin County, N.C. trophy buck, it wasn’t just a lucky day. He put in plenty of time and effort to get the deer into crossbow range. And it all came together for him on Sept. 12, 2020. That was the opening day of North Carolina’s archery season.

But that wasn’t Collins’ first encounter with the buck. Click here to read the full story on his quest to kill this deer. And enjoy the video above that he put together with a little history about the 10-pointer.

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