Deer of the Day - Before School Shooter, Cody Winn

Cody Winn wanted to get a morning sit in before heading to school for the day and opted for a patch of property that he'd never hunted before in southern Indiana. Shortly after the sun crept up from the east, Winn spotted a group of does and a small buck 150 yards away, which he tried to bring closer with a rattle and grunt sequence.

While eyeing his distant quarry, a spike jumped out not 20 yards from where he was set up. That's when Winn notice additional movement.

"While trying to keep from spooking the spike buck, I noticed some movement to my left," shared Winn, "I didn't have a clear shot but I could immediately tell that this was a shooter buck. I was worried that he'd wind me before getting into one of my shooting lanes, but he stopped perfectly broadside at 30 yards in my clearest shooting lane and I nailed him with a double lung shot."

The buck ran 200 yards into a cornfield before crashing and Winn was able to make a clean recovery. The buck green scored 144 6/8 inches.


Nice work Cody on a great buck!




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