Karen Nielsen wins November Bag-A-Buck

Nielsen’s 10-point buck green-scored 171 3/8

Karen Nielsen of Burlington, NC is our November 2022 Bag a Buck monthly contest winner. She won the monthly contest for a giant 10-point Alamance County buck she killed on Nov. 5. The buck has been green-scored at a whopping 171 3/8 inches.

Nielsen had never laid eyes on the buck, but she had trail camera photos of it. Another nice 8-point buck had also been showing up on camera, and at first, Nielsen thought that’s the buck she’d shot.

Beginning to think she wouldn’t see anything during the hunt, she heard one, then realized it was in her bait pile.

“I lowered my glasses and looked through my scope and watched it. When it raised its head, I could see it was a buck. I thought it was the nice 8-pointer we have on camera, and decided to take him,” she said.

She squeezed the trigger and heard the giant 10-point buck go to the right. Then she heard what sounded like the deer stumble going away from her.

“Then, nothing. I texted my husband and sons. Then I waited for about 40 minutes. I got down from my stand and crossed the creek, looking for blood. About that time, my family showed up and we all started looking,” she said.

They didn’t find anything for about 20 minutes. But luckily, her search party came through.

“We’d been looking for 20 minutes for the blood when my 7-year-old granddaughter and son see it at the same time,” she said.

As her granddaughter yelled “Grandma, I see your deer,” her son also yelled “Mom, you got the big one.”

Nielson wins a 1-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman Magazine and a MAGLITE XL50 LED Spectrum Red flashlight. See the full story at carolinasportsman.com/bag-a-buck.

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