Cumberland County buck had been showing up on trail cameras
Brock West of Fayetteville, NC killed this Cumberland County buck on Oct. 21, 2023. The 7-point buck weighed 180 pounds, and had appeared on trail cameras, but was never spotted by the hunter until the day he killed it.
West was hunting from a tree stand in a wooded area when the buck showed up and offered him a clean shot at 25 yards at about 6:40 p.m. One load of buckshot from his 12-gauge dropped the deer in its tracks.
“This was my first deer hunt, and I was in the stand about 2 hours. Friend are saying I should quit now while I’m ahead!” said West.
Bag A Buck Contest
Congratulations to West, who is now in the running for our monthly prize of a free 1-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman Magazine, a Mini Maglite, an 18-ounce Yeti Rambler, a two-pack of Lowcountry Seasonings, as well as our Grand Prize, which includes a 3-year-subscription to Carolina Sportsman Magazine, a 2-day two-person hunt at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge in Chesterfield, SC, and other prizes to be determined.