NC hunter wins December Bag-A-Buck contest


Wilson hunter killed 9-point buck

Finally, a buck slowed down a little.

Ronnie Moore of Wilson, N.C., hadn’t gotten a shot at several bucks crossing a narrow logging road between two pine cutovers in late November in Halifax County. With the bucks chasing does across the road between 300 and 500 yards away, he didn’t have time to get his 7 Mag to his shoulder and let fly.

Ronnie Moore of Wilson won the December Bag-A-Buck contest with this 9-point, Halifax County trophy.

But that changed on Nov. 29, when a beautiful, 9-point buck stepped out in the logging road, about 15 minutes behind a doe, and stopped for a couple of seconds 135 yards from Moore’s box blind.

Moore shot the buck through both shoulders, and it dropped on the spot. On Dec. 1, he entered it in Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest, and he was drawn on Jan. 1 as the winner for December’s monthly contest.

Buck was 135 yards away

Moore will receive a one-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman and a $25 gift certificate to the online Sportsman’s Store. He will be eligible, along with every other contest entry, for the grand prize: a two-year deer/hog combo hunt for two people at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge in Chesterfield County, S.C., a $50 gift certificate to the online Sportsman Store, a three-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman and an Energy Elite bow..

“I had seen bucks crossing several times in the days before that, but they were chasing does,” Moore said. “This time, he wasn’t chasing. He made a mistake and stepped out and stopped at about 135 yards. He dropped right there. It’s a good thing, because he was going into a 7-year-old cutover you can’t walk through.”

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