Orange County beast had 23+ inch spread
Mickey Wilson of Moncure, N.C. was hunting on Sept. 13, 2022 when he killed a 15-point Orange County beast. The buck’s mainframe 8-point rack had a 23 1/2-inch spread.
Wilson shot the deer with a PSE compound bow from 15 yards away. He was in a ground blind in a wooded area when the deer showed up.
The day of the hunt was the first time Wilson had ever laid eyes on the deer, but he had hundreds of trail cam photos since the deer first appeared last October.
“I chased him real hard last year, but he kicked my butt. Then while scouting him this year, he went almost totally nighttime on me 3 weeks ago,” said Wilson.
Luckily, the buck began his nighttime journey a little early on Sept. 13, showing up at 7:20 p.m. with Wilson waiting.
It’s not the first big buck he’s killed from that stand. It’s been a lucky spot, and Sept. 13 has been a lucky day.
“I shot a Pope & Young out of the exact same place last year on the same day,” he said.
Congratulations to Wilson, 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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