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Name: John Castleman
Date: 11/28/03
Harvest Location: Carroll
Size: 10 Point
Shot Distance: 35 Yards
Harvested With: Rifle
Story: "I had seen this deer a few times before. I got in my treestand about 1:00 that evening and it was spitting snow. I seen this deer twice in the thicket about 2:30 but could not get a shot off. Some small bucks and a few doe's were in the cornfield in front of me and I was hoping the buck would come out with them. Then I heard something behind me in the thicket and A doe was coming toward me at an angle. And about 20 feet behind her was the buck. He had his head down coming fast. I grunted and tried to get him to stop but he wouldn't. So I shot him while he was walking at about 35 yards away. I made a good heart shot with my 30-30 and he ran about 10 feet and crashed. I had to drag him about 300 yards to the truck but it was worth it."

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