Hunter Hipp kills 230-pound Rowan County trophy buck

Trophy buck had huge bases on 8-point rack

Hunter Hipp shot this deer at 4 yards with his late pawpaw’s muzzleloader in Rowan County, NC on Nov. 4, 2023. The 8-point buck with a 2-inch kicker off the back beam with 6 1/2-inch bases was a true giant for the region, weighing just under 230 pounds. It’s the biggest buck Hipp has killed so far.


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Congratulations to Hipp, 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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