Real People Real Hunters ~ RealTree Camo

Name: Kim Sanders
Date: 11/21/01
Harvest Location: Lincoln
Size: 8 Point
Shot Distance: 75 Yards
Harvested With: Rifle
Story: "I was hunting in one of my favorite spots. I passed up two 4 pts, 2 Does, and a 6 pt with a Doe, before I took this 8 pt. It was about 10:00 am and I was getting a little restless. I wanted to stay as long as I could, I was hunting a big deer that I thought was coming through the area. I decided to try and rattle. I had never had any luck rattling before this year. I bought some of those new rattling sticks and they seem to work because earlier that morning I rattled in the 2 Does. I rattled and nothing happened. I waited about 10 minutes and rattled again. Immediately I heard him coming up the hill. I turned and saw him coming. When he stepped in an opening, I shot. He ran about 25 yards back the way he had come from and stopped. He turned and was still looking for the fight. I must have missed him with my first shot, so I bolted and shot again. This time I hit my mark. He was not the big buck that I thought he was, but he is still the best deer that I have ever killed."

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