Real People Real Hunters ~ RealTree Camo

Name: Kirk Gardner
Date: 12/02/08
Harvest Location: Bradley
Size: 8 Point
Shot Distance: 50 Yards
Harvested With: Rifle
Story: This big 8 point Buck very carefully, almost tip toeing entered the area I was hunting. He was standing in the same spot I shot a doe the day before. I placed the Cross Hairs of my trusty 30-06 on the Bucks shoulder and eased the trigger back. He hit the ground and then all hell broke loose. The shot had broken his shoulders and got both lungs. Both front legs were folded under the buck. He then, using his back legs, bulldozed down the ridge right toward my stand. He was an 8 point when I shot him and 7 point when he finally gave up the ghost 10 yards from stand. He centered an oak tree with his left beam and broke off his left side G-2. He had a big pile of leaves pushed up when finally quit shoving. All this took place in less than 10 seconds.

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