Lowell Wilkins kills Granville County 11-point buck


11-point buck had 9-inch brow tines

On Nov. 11, 2023 opening day of gun season in Granville County, NC at 7 a.m. this stud came within 50 yards, but would not turn at an angle that allowed a shot. After returning from the hunt disappointed, I looked forward to hunting him the next day.

I returned the following morning and he appeared within 100 yards. He turned where I could take a shot, and I took it with my Remington 270. Not sure if I connected the shot, the blood trail found shortly after assured me he was hit.

After tracking the blood trail for about 75 yards, the blood gave out. I then felt I needed to contact Low to Ground Deer Recovery to assist in locating the deer. We had no luck recovering the deer the day I shot it. Thinking it may have been a liver shot due to the dark blood, we decided to back out and return the following morning.

That next morning, the dog Cooper returned and was able to recover the deer within fifteen minutes. This 11-point, 24-inch inside width buck had 9-inch brow tines and was by far the biggest deer I have ever seen, much less killed.

Lowell Wilkins; Granville County


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Congratulations to Wilkins, 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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