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Name: Raybon Moore
Date: 11/25/08
Harvest Location: Madison
Size: 12 Point
Shot Distance: 20 Yards
Harvested With: Rifle
Story: I was sitting my stand back in the woods where my nephew had seen this deer during bow season. I hunted the same stand opening week-end and didn't see anything. Anyway, It was about 8:00 a.m. I was bored, hadn't seen any deer this day, and was playing hunter and deer with make-believe targets when I just happened to look over my right shoulder and a doe had me busted. So I just froze while she did the foot stomp and head bob 3-4 times then trotted off about 40 yds., stopped and looked back behind me. By this time, there was no more playing, I was on full alert. Meanwhile the doe moved on out of sight and I was waiting for something to show on her trail. A couple of minutes, there he was, right where I was looking. He stopped by a small tree and bush. He may have winded me, I didn't give him time to run. I squeezed the trigger and he was a harvested deer. We guesstimated him to be a 5 1/2 year-old deer. I have been hunting this property for 35 years and have taken several nice deer, but this one is topps.

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