Reidsville hunter bags trophy 8-point buck

8-point buck

8-point buck green-scored 143 inches

James Scheer of Reidsville, N.C. killed an 8-point buck that’s been green-scored at 143 inches in Caswell County on Sept. 25. It his biggest deer ever. And he passed on the same buck last year.

Aside from letting the buck walk last season, Scheer also had numerous trail camera photos of the trophy deer. His cameras allowed him to observe the deer developing its antlers throughout the summer. He was even able to see it go through the velvet-shedding process. But leading up to the hunt, the buck stopped coming around.

Luckily for Scheer, that changed at just the right time. That evening, he climbed into his ladder stand in a patch of white oak trees. Scheer was armed with his TenPoint Titan M1 crossbow. Not long after, he was happy to see the big buck.

“I had not gotten any pictures of the buck for over a week,” he said. “But that evening, he ended up coming in along with a few other bucks.”

The 8-point buck got within 20 yards of him when Scheer pulled the trigger, releasing his bolt carrying a Rage broadhead that found its mark. After a short tracking job, he was carting the biggest deer he’s ever killed out of the woods.

“It’s my largest buck to date. It’s also the first buck I’ve killed on our new farm that we bought last year,” he said.


Congratulations to Scheer, who is now entered in our Bag-A-Buck contest. Click here to enter your buck in the Carolina Sportsman Bag-A-Buck contest. We’re giving away some great monthly prizes, as well as a Grand Prize that includes a Millennium M25 hang-on deer stand and a 2-man, 2-day hunt for deer and hogs at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge in Chesterfield, S.C.

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