Points: 10 (5L, 5R)
I have watched this deer since 2013 and have pictures to back it up. I shot a Pope and Young buck on this farm in 2013. I have stayed after this buck every chance, moved stands, pushed limits, getting close to bedding areas to get daylight pictures and sightings of him. I saw him three times all with bow in hand. I just didn’t have a good opportunity. I have scheduled shoulder surgery and took rifle instead of bow. I felt like I was cheating, but I got the job done before surgery this Friday. I have watched one of my close friends Shannon Sledge and brother-in-law Tye Cottle turn up the heat on me this year. They both had already killed deer that should put them in the contest. Oh yeah, and my neighbor Justin Roberson killing that monster a few hundred yards from my house. My point is we are all friends and we have all learned together let them walk. The proof is in your own magazine. I’ll tell you something to think about. Shawn Watson 2 Pope and Youngs, Tye Cottle one Pope and Young, Shannon Sledge one Pope and Young, myself two Pope and Youngs. We all go to the same church, and Tye is our Sunday School teacher. We are learning from each other just like the Bible says iron sharpens iron as men will sharpen men. I’m rabbling sorry!