Unique deer was familiar to Blackburn
Rex Blackburn of Oak Ridge, NC killed a unique deer on Oct. 7 to tag out for the 2023 season, not long after killing a giant buck. Like the first one, he killed this buck in Guilford County.
He shot the buck with his Hoyt RX-3 at about 6:12 p.m.
“This is a deer that I had on camera last year. He was strange last year, but he blew up this year and was surprisingly bigger,” Blackburn said. “I had a stiff wind blowing in the right direction, so he came in with plenty of daylight left and gave me a good shot at 15 yards. I double-lunged him and he crashed in just a couple of seconds.”
He’s glad to have tagged out so early in the season.
“With a pregnant wife and two kids, I gotta say I’m grateful to have my buck tags filled in early October!” he said.
Bag A Buck Contest
Congratulations to Blackburn, 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.