Finally got my first buck of the year. This 8pt. came about 50 yds from my stand. This was the second time seeing him in the past month. This was this biggest one I've seen in the area this year. I decided to take him and restock the freezer.
I shot this 8 pt with my 45 cal. muzzle loader while he was checking a scrape.
Hartsell's taxidermy done a great job. I'm very proud and very lucky.
I was hunting in Cabarrus county with my muzzleloader. After letting ten does walk by and two smaller bucks, I couldn't pass up this 215 lb. giant! This is the biggest buck I've ever shot. He hasn't been scored yet, but he's on his way to the taxidermist! Got him scored 161 1/4
Large mouth at the high bridge on 1' epoxy flies , poppers and ice flies work also.White perch on top but bigger ones caught on free style jigs or trolling small pet spoons at 15 to 25 ft.