Rougemont youth hunter downs trophy 10-point buck

10-point buck

It’s not the first trophy 10-point buck killed by Chris Glosson

Chris Glosson of Rougemont used a crossbow to down a Durham County 10-point buck Sept. 11, 2021, opening day of North Carolina’s archery season.

In 2019 the Granville Central High School junior used the same Parker crossbow to drill a 154 3/8 inch 10-pointer at the same ground blind.

His latest trophy rack that scored 141 inches stood in a corn pile 25 yards from the stand built by the youth’s father, Dan Glosson, before the 2019 season. A well-used deer trail near the blind led from a cutover to a soybean field.

“I got to the stand before daylight because (the buck) had been coming in early,” Chris said. “We had a couple hundred trail-camera pictures of him.”

The father and son had scattered corn kernels with added Tag-Out Mineral Supplement and placed trail cameras within bow range of the blind.

“We watched the buck grow for three years,” the young hunter said. “I used a spotting scope to watch the buck at the bean field in the summer. I glassed (the field), scouted and tried to pattern him.”

The young hunter knew the buck’s habits very well

The youth, who killed his first whitetail at age 5, discovered after the buck left a bedding area, it walked to the bean field 200 yards from the hunter’s blind, fed for 1 to 1½ hours then returned to the thicket.

“He pretty much lived in the cutover, except when he came out to eat,” Glosson said.

Just before 2021 bow season began, the beans hardened and deer visits declined. But they began to eat more frequently at the corn near Glosson’s ground blind.

“We put several bags of shell corn out a week before I shot him,” Glosson said.

The blind, in a small clearing, was set against some small pines for camouflage. The corn was 25 yards from the blind’s windows that could be opened on three sides. Chris’s father had nailed tin strips across the top so the duo could stay dry inside during falling weather.

“The wind was coming from behind me and to the left. So I wasn’t worried about my scent,” the younger Glosson said. “But I did spray my clothes with Nose Down deer scent just to make sure.”

About 6:20 a.m., the big buck walked to the corn, with two smaller bucks in tow.

Glosson shot the 10-point buck at 20 yards

The son, who films his hunts for the Pursuit Channel and YouTube television show “Rut Life,” waited until the large buck with velvet-covered antlers stopped and turned broadside.

“I put the crosshairs on the right shoulder, but (the bolt) hit him a little high,” the youngster said. “I thought he was 30 yards away but he was 20 yards. So I hit him a little high.”

Nevertheless, Glosson’s new eight-bladed Crown Thorn broadhead sliced through the deer’s body.

“It hit behind his right shoulder. He mule-kicked, took off to the right then circled back left,” Glosson said.

While waiting 30 minutes, he watched the video to make sure he hadn’t missed the buck with his crossbow shot. He hadn’t. Then he walked to his father’s stand.

They waited two hours, then returned with friend Scottie Morris to track the deer for about 90 yards before they found the buck.

“It was a double lung shot,” the young hunter said.

The whitetail, which weighed 186 pounds, had an inside antlers spread of 17 1/2 inches.

“My dad had been hunting a big deer at this spot, but then it disappeared so he went to another place,” young Glosson said. “So I want to thank him for that — and buying all the deer feed.”


Congratulations to Glosson, 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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Craig Holt of Snow Camp has been an outdoor writer for almost 40 years, working for several newspapers, then serving as managing editor for North Carolina Sportsman and South Carolina Sportsman before becoming a full-time free-lancer in 2009.

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