Monday, August 15, 2011

2011 Deer season OPEN; Halloween Buck story from 2010

Jerry Mixon of Islandton had never hunted white-tailed deer until last year, when he decided to bush hog a field behind his house and put out some deer corn. Using a homemade deer stand, he saw only small does throughout the season and never raised his gun. Then on Halloween, his luck got scary good, and the buck of a lifetime showed up.

“I remember it was October 31 and I was in the stand and it was getting late,” said Mixon. “I unloaded my .243 and actually moved to go down the ladder when I saw the buck’s head raise up out in the field. His head went up and down several times and I thought it was a robot deer or something. I looked with my binoculars and saw that it was a real buck.”

Mixon loaded his gun back up and put his crosshairs on the buck which was standing still, but still continuously lifting his head. “When I shot I saw the buck jump up and run off for 10 yards and then he went down in a heap,” said Mixon. “When I got down and walked over to the buck I was surprised to see what a huge rack it had. I called my wife Kathleen to bring the truck and we loaded it up.”

Driving over to see friend Everett Polk for a second opinion, Polk declared that this was a monster buck and one of the biggest around. After driving over to Risher’s Deer Processing, Mixon was greeted by a throng of hunters who clamored to see his beautiful buck. Risher’s weighed the buck at 182-pounds, it had 11 points including an 18-inch spread.

Unbelievably, this was Mixon’s first ever buck, and a dream come true! He has since had the trophy buck mounted. I stumbled upon this photo when it was posted in Buddy’s Stop and Shop on Sniders Crossroads.

To view past blog entries about deer hunting please use the search bar above.
To view blog entry #2 on Lowcountry Outdoors, about deer season click here. It would seem the original intentions for this blog are still intact and on mission heading into the fall of 2011.

PhotoByKathleenMixon: Jerry on the tailgate with his 2010 Dream Buck

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