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Name: Paul Rieger
Date: 11/19/04
Harvest Location: Williamson
Size: 8 Point
Shot Distance: 40 Yards
Harvested With: Bow
Story: “I saw this deer the day before when I was walking to my stand. He was running off a smaller buck. I couldn’t get a good look at the rack because he had a tree branch hanging from it. He dragged it around everywhere. I knew I wouldn’t be able to get close enough to him on the ground with my bow so I got the video camera out and started filming. I hunted the rest of the day with no luck then went home and watched the footage and decided he was shooter. I went out the next morning near where I had seen him. He came in a 9:05 to about 12 yards and presented no shot. He proceeded to walk directly away from me not paying any attention to any noise or calls I made at him. He was approaching 40 yards and I knew I had to do something. I drew my bow and yelled at him he stopped and turned slightly, I could only see a small portion of his side. He was severely quartering away, so I stuck one just in front of the back leg and it exited through the heart. Ran about 30 yards, turned over backwards and was down for the count."

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