After several tense moments, the buck finally walked within 30 yards and gave Justin a shot. “I thought I hit him pretty well, and we came back to track him that evening but we lost the blood trail,” he said. “I spent a pretty sleepless night, but we found him the next morning. He was my first deer ever!”

Justin was curious as to whether his monster deer would make Pope &Young. I assured him that the buck would have many inches to spare in that category! What a great first deer, and kudos to Justin for observing deer behavior and adjusting his stand site!

Hunt Stats:
Date: October 13, 2007
Location: White County, Indiana
Weight: 200 lbs., dressed
Points: 13
Green Score: unknown
Weapon: Mathews bow
Shot Distance: 30 yards
Method: Tree stand