Jake Lay’s mature 7-point buck

7-point buck

7-point buck

7-year-old kills 7-point buck

Jake Lay, a 7-year-old boy from Stokesdale, NC killed this 7-point buck with a crossbow on Thursday night, Oct. 11, at 6:05 p.m.
His grandfather, Jeffrey Blackburn, was next to him in the ground blind.

“My heart’s beating fast,” Lay whispered as he waited for the buck to give him a favorable shot.

When he pulled the trigger, he watched the deer run a few yards and topple over.

“I think he fell,” Jake said to his Paw-Paw sitting beside him.

This is Jake’s second deer taken with a crossbow.

–Rex Blackburn


Bag A Buck Contest

Congratulations to Lay, 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.

See all the bucks entered so far, and upload yours at carolinasportsman.com/bag-a-buck-2023, or email photo and detailed info to images@carolinasportsman.com.

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