SC hunter wins Bag-A-Buck grand prize

Carolyn Shipman killed this 12-point buck in Sumter County, S.C.

Carolyn Shipman won the 2021-22 Bag-A-Buck contest

Congratulations to Carolyn Painter Shipman from Sumter, S.C. for winning the Carolina Sportsman Bag-A-Buck Grand Prize for the 2021-22 deer hunting season.

Shipman killed the 12-point buck on Sept. 20 in Sumter County. The deer weighed 211 pounds and was green-scored at 137 4/8.

As the grand prize winner, Shipman was awarded a 2-day deer/hog hunt combo for two hunters at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge in Chesterfield County, S.C. along with a 3-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman Magazine, a Millennium M25 tree stand, and a package of Carolina Sportsman merchandise.

Our annual contest gallery has become one of the most-viewed sections of our website. It also draws plenty of entrants from our readers.

During the 2021-22  deer hunting season, we had a total of 274 entries in our Bag-A-Buck gallery. This included 17 entrants from August (SC’s season opens Aug 15), 26 in September, 41 in October, 114 in November, 71 in December, and five in January

Check out all the big bucks we wrote about in 2021

Deer season is in the rearview mirror, but you can still check out all the bucks we featured on our Buck Gallery. Point your internet browser to

We had a lot of great entrants and hope to have just as many when deer season opens back in the fall of 2022.

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Brian Cope is the editor of Carolina Sportsman. He has won numerous awards for his writing, photography, and videography. He is a retired Air Force combat communications technician, and has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of South Carolina. You can reach him at

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