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Locked-Up 10-Pointers
One buck was alive; the other was dead and partially eaten by predators.
By GON Staff
Posted Thursday January 3 2013, 10:48 AM
John Hicks with the Ben Hill County bucks, one that was standing when John shot it, the other dead on the ground.
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You never quite know what you’ll see or experience when you set off into the wilds of the Georgia woods—that’s one of the draws that brings a hunter back.

John Hicks certainly didn’t expect to see a buck on his way to his stand Dec. 9 in Ben Hill County. John stepped behind a tree to take a closer look through his scope. To John’s surprise, the deer had his head down. John shot the standing deer and then was shocked to find two 10-pointers locked together. The one that had been on the ground was already dead and a predator had eaten part of his rump—with the live buck attached by locked antlers.
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