Joshua Locklear kills Hoke County giant

Hoke County giant green-scored 157+ inches

Joshua Locklear of Raeford, NC killed a Hoke County giant on Nov. 15, 2023 during an evening hunt. The 10-point buck has been green-scored at 157+ inches.

Locklear had been hunting the deer for more than 3 years, and kept track of it with trail cameras, and seeing it in person as well. He was hunting from a tree stand in a wooded area near the Lumber River when he finally got a clean shot at the buck.


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Congratulations to Locklear, 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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