Real People Real Hunters ~ RealTree Camo

Name: Travis Simmons
Date: 10/02/06
Harvest Location: Bradley
Size: 9 Point
Shot Distance: 3 Yards
Harvested With: Bow
Story: "I took this 9 pointer with my bow. This is my biggest buck with a bow. My friend shot this same deer opening day of archery season on September 23 and lost the blood trail after tracking him over 500 yards. On October 2 of this year I decided to get this same friend on film taking a doe. He agreed to let me take a big buck if one came through. I got great footage of several turkeys and a small doe that just wouldn't cooperate with us, but after filming these animals the battery went dead on me. Forty-five minutes later he came charging in and ran directly underneath us and I stopped him with a grunt at about 3 yards away. When we got down he said this deer looked just like the one he shot opening day. Sure enough his mechanical broadhead was left in the chest cavity, but the hole had almost completely heeled. So I'm going to have my name engraved in the mount and his name beside it, giving him the assist!"

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