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Deer of the Day - Kentucky Velvet, Josh Kassinger

When Josh Kassinger got off of work on September 6th of this year, he decided he was going to hunt a patch of land his uncle owned with his Hoyt Trykon. He hadn't stepped foot on the property for more than a year, so he was unsure what he might stumble upon as he set up his stand 100 yards into the timber.

Sitting through a slight mist, Josh noticed the hoof of a buck around 5 p.m. and once the buck stepped out, he knew he wanted to shoot this deer. He was still in velvet and was bigger than any buck Josh had a crack at prior.

"If the deer went to my left he would have winded me and if he went to the bean field, I never would have got a shot. I got lucky as he decided to go into the only opening I had about 10 yards to the right of my stand," said Josh, "as soon as he walked behind some limbs I drew back. He stayed there for about 30 seconds before walking into the opening.  As he stepped passed the tree, I let my Grim reaper fly."

The buck ran about 40 yards and piled up, giving Josh his biggest bow kill to date and his first ever velvet buck!


Nice work Josh!


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