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Late for Work, But Who Could Blame Him?

Jerren AlmonBy Jerren Almon

-- I live in a small town in Oklahoma.  I have always been an avid hunter and live for opening day.

We recently bought some land down from our house to build on in a couple of years. One day, as we were driving the land and talking about future plans, a buck jumped up and ran. It was a large 12 point still in velvet. My father-in-law spotted him again in the area a few months later. I set out a feeder and a tree stand in hopes of getting this trophy.

Man, if I had only known what would lie ahead!  I got up early on a Saturday morning and thought I would go hunt a little before heading off to work. I got in my stand and sat. Just as I was about to call it a day, I heard a noise and looked up to see three does and a monster buck behind them.

Trying not to make a noise since I was now shaking, I waited for him to walk a little closer. As I was nocking my arrow, the buck looked around a couple of times, but the noise wasn’t enough to spook him.  I pulled back and shot, hoping for a quick kill. 

Luck was on my side, as I got him! I was speechless when I saw how big he was. The buck had 28 points and scored 204 points (unofficially).  

I didn’t make it to work that day, but that was okay!  My wife was ready to go hunting after seeing this trophy. I am on top of the world and looking forward to taking perhaps taking an even bigger deer. Or maybe I should just be happy with this one. I sure am!

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