Kathy Grayson’s 243-pound buck

243-pound buck was elusive for days

I’ve been hunting for about 10 years and I’m absolutely obsessed with it. Last year I was given the opportunity to hunt a new piece of property and had a very nice buck on camera but never in daylight hours. Well this year he shows up again, but never in daylight hours. The week before I harvested him I would climb in my stand at 4 a.m., trying to beat him there and pray he stayed until light. He would be in my corn 25 yards in front of me and would slip out before I could see him.

One evening he was in my corn at 7:33, not quite light enough. But the next evening, I took a chance and went hunting. He came into my site at 7:15, just enough light to take a shot. So at 32 yards, down an embankment, and quartered away from me, I double lunged him! YES!!

I would say it was the proudest moment for me, except for one other hunt I had in Ohio. I want to give a huge shout out to Suttles Processing in Bostic, NC, just good ole country boys, for taking care of my deer and encouraging me to send this in. Y’all Rock! Give them a call for all your processing needs.

–Kathy Grayson, Forest City, NC

243-pound buck
Grayson’s 243-pound buck was weighed at Suttle Farm and Processing in Bostic.


Bag A Buck Contest

Congratulations to Grayson, 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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