Cooper Franklin’s Newberry County buck

Cooper Franklin, 12-years-old, of Johnston, SC killed his first buck of the season on Sept. 23, 2023 with his crossbow. The 7-point buck weighed 149 pounds and was shot on private land in Newberry County.


Bag A Buck Contest

Congratulations to Franklin, 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.

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