Georgetown hunter kills trophy 13-point buck

13-point buck

Hunter was familiar with the 13-point buck

Christopher Thomas of Georgetown, S.C. killed a 13-point buck on Oct. 17 during an afternoon hunt in Georgetown County. It’s a buck he had a bit of history with.

“He was an 11-pointer last year, and I let him walk several times,” he said.

Thomas shot the buck from 135 yards away with a Ruger M77 .270. He was in a wooded area sitting in an elevated stand 16 feet off the ground when the deer presented him with a clean shot. The 13-point buck ran about 55 yards before going down for good.

The hunter said he learned how to manage and harvest trophy bucks from his dad.

“I’d like to dedicate this buck to my dad, Gary Thomas for always teaching me to choose my deer wisely. Let the ones with the most potential walk until they reach their maturity. In the end, it pays off!” he said.


Congratulations to Thomas, who is now entered in our Bag-A-Buck contest. Click here to enter your buck in the Carolina Sportsman Bag-A-Buck contest. We’re giving away some great monthly prizes, as well as a Grand Prize that includes a Millennium M25 hang-on deer stand and a 2-man, 2-day hunt for deer and hogs at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge in Chesterfield, S.C.

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