Lucas Oakley’s Granville County beast

Granville County beast

Granville County beast was Oakley’s target buck

Hunting on Sept. 9, opening day of North Carolina’s 2023 archery season, Lucas Oakley killed a Granville County beast that was his target buck going into the season.

While he felt fortunate to kill the big buck on opening day, it was not a chance encounter or just a lucky meeting. Oakley targeted this deer and did everything possible to increase his chances of getting a shot at it.

“Been putting in work a couple months now, and I don’t know what to say to be able to get this thing down the first day of bow season🙏🏻 thanks @ray_jason03 for helping cut this hoss up too!,” said Oakley.


Bag A Buck Contest

Congratulations to Oakley, 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, and other prizes, 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, or email photo and detailed info to

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