8-point velvet buck showed up at right time
Brent Davis of Rock Hill, S.C. overslept on Sept. 5, sleeping through his alarm and waking up more than an hour later. He decided to get in the woods anyway, and it paid off big time. He killed a Kershaw County 8-point velvet buck shortly after getting into his box stand.
“I set my alarm for 5:20 a.m. and overslept until 6:45. I talked myself into going anyways. And I climbed in the stand at 7:30,” he said.
Within just a few minutes, he spotted a buck with a 6-point basket rack. While watching that deer, another set of antlers appeared in the trees.
“As I’m watching the 6-point, I see nothing but antlers sticking out of the tree line. I hurry to get my gun out the window and realize he’s in full velvet. It got me nervous, as I’ve never shot one in full velvet, let alone a wall hanger,” he said.
When the deer presented a clear shot, Davis pulled the trigger on his .300 Weatherby Magnum.
“I shot at 7:50 and they disappeared. Where the deer fell, I could not see from the stand because of a dip in the lane. So I was nervous I missed,” he said.
He sat anxiously in the stand for an hour, afraid a quick pursuit might jump the deer if it was wounded.
“After a long, hour wait, we started down the trail. I was 20 yards away from where the deer was standing prior to the shot when I saw antlers sticking off the ground. I immediately shouted ‘I dropped him!'” he said. “That was the best feeling in the world. And at 310 yards, I couldn’t have asked for a better morning.”
Congratulations to Davis, who is now entered in our Bag-A-Buck Contest and in the running for these monthly prizes and the Grand Prize package:
Monthly winners will receive:
- MAGLITE XL50 LED Spectrum Red Flashlight
- 1-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman Magazine
- More to come!
The Grand Prize winner will receive:
- Barnett Hyper XP 405 Crossbow
- MAGLITE Field Ops Bundle
- Grey Man Tactical Vehicle Hunting Gun Rack RMP package
- Seneca Dragon Claw airgun/arrow gun combo from Pyramyd Air Gun
- 3-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman Magazine
- More to come!
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