Real People Real Hunters ~ RealTree Camo

Name: Steve Jones
Date: 11/22/08
Harvest Location: Bradley
Size: 10 Point
Shot Distance: 50 Yards
Harvested With: Rifle
Story: The weather was perfect but that seemed like the only thing that was going right on opening morning of rifle season. Two does heard me walk in about 45 minutes before daylight and both started snorting. Then about daybreak 3 dogs came under my stand so I didn't think I'd do any good. About 8:30 though, I heard what sounded like a deer down in a bottom about 100 yds away. I kept watching and the sun flashed off of some antlers so I knew it was a buck. He kept working his way slowly towards me, stopping to rubbing a tree and clean a scrape on the way. He finally stepped out to give me a clear shot at about 50 yds. He ran about 40 yds and dropped. I didn't realize how big he was until I got to him. It was a nice surprise. He was 16" inside and field dressed 125 lbs.

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