Truck Buck

Hunter: Brant Roberts
Points: 8 (4L, 4R)
County: Franklin
Season: 2017-2018

Hunt Story

While walking to the stand, my son Brant and I saw a two deer running across the wheat field. I looked at the two deer with my binoculars and saw that one of the two was a good buck. I told Brant I thought I knew where they were going and we would try to cut them off. The two deer had circled and entered a clearcut. We had a good vantage point from a hill, and we spotted the buck and doe standing in the clearcut. We walked over to a brushpile where Brant could get a good a good shot using a stump as a prop. The shot was going to be about 250 yards, so I told him to take his time. He fired one round and the buck disappeared into a thick area. The doe ran off, but we never saw the buck run off. We started walking to where we had last saw the buck, and Brant saw the buck standing in the brush. He got down on his belly and shot again, and the buck walked off. We gave it a few minutes and walked to where we had last saw him. He was laying about 40 yards from there. I think the buck was hit the first shot. Brant is only 13 years old, and I was more proud of him taking such a long shot with confidence.