Sawyer Hayes kills an 8 for 8

8-year-old kills 8-point buck

Sawyer Hayes has turned 8-years-old and scored himself his first deer, an 8-point buck in Latta, SC (Dillon County) on the morning of Nov. 26, 2023.

Sawyer was hunting with his daddy and has been hunting for 3 years. The neighbor had seen this deer on their camera before.

Sawyer shot this buck with a .243 Winchester at approximately 120 yards in a bean field at 7:38 a.m. The buck came across the dirt road and into the field after several grunt calls with the hair on his neck standing up.


Bag A Buck Contest

Congratulations to Sawyer, 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.

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