Bailee Smith kills Vance County 9-point

Bailee Smith; Henderson, NC; Vance County
October 17 2023
Killed at 6:15
243. Savage axis
9-point; 200 pounds
18 1/2 inside 21 outside
We have had him on cam have a ton of pictures of w9. I passed a small buck that came out at 5:40 he came in at 6:13 ate 2 mins and turned broadside for me to get a shot.
Shot him at 100 yards edge of a field. Dropped him. I shot him from a stand. This is a buck I was going to pass but when I saw him in person I couldn’t let him walk.

–Bailee Smith


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