Victor A. Marrow Buck

I am Victor A. Marrow and I harvested this buck on November 14, 2020, on the property of my great grandparents, John Wesley Johnson and Rebecca Brinkley Johnson, in Halifax County, North Carolina, just outside of Enfield. The local hunting clubs nicknamed him “Granddaddy,” but I renamed him the “Victor A. Marrow” Buck. The meat processor verified his hanging weight at 190 lbs. It took three of us grown men to drag him out of the field onto my truck. The distance of the shot was 210 yards. My rifle was a Browning A-Bolt 7mm. The bullet was a Winchester Ballistic Silvertip 150 grain. He traveled zero (0) feet after being shot. No bait and dogs were used. I got in the stand at 6:00 a.m., that morning. It was still dark and cold. As soon as I got in the stand, he grunted. He was approximately 50 yard to my left on the other side of an oak tree. He sounded like a bull, and I froze. As the daylight was creeping in, I looked to my right and a 4-point buck was standing at the edge of the soybean field. He trotted by me in the direction of “Granddaddy.” When he got to the woodline, Granddaddy came out. I said to myself, “There he is!” I had been told for years that he was in those particular woods, but I never saw him. He was walking very slowly. By this time it was daylight and the fog had rolled in. When I put the scope on him, he drifted in the woods to his left. I waited approximately 15-20 minutes for him to come back out, but he didn’t. I thought to myself, “Just relax and he will come back out.” When I straightened up in the seat, I looked across the soybean field and there he was – walking in the direction of the road which was a good distance. He was straight in front of me. I put my scope on him. When he came almost to a stop, I squeezed the trigger and he dropped. You talk about one happy fellow. I am now 64 years old and this is a buck of a lifetime. I am particularly thankful that he was harvested on the family farm. I certainly appreciate your consideration. Be blessed! Victor A. Marrow

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