February 16, 2012
By Corey Graham
Hunting season in my family is like a three-month-long holiday. My wife considers herself a "hunting widow" from the opening of bear season in September to the end of the whitetail muzzleloader season in mid December.
Unfortunately this year, the warm temperatures and declining deer herd left many Maine hunters, including myself, without meat in the freezer. After two weeks of hunting in my home state of Maine and only seeing a few small bucks, I decided to accept a friend's invitation to hunt his farm in Ohio during their four-day muzzleloader season in January.
This was my first deer hunting trip outside of Maine and it's hard to believe that it could have ended any better.
Armed with my T/C Encore FX with Leupold SABR reticle scope I flew out to central Ohio to spend 4 days in a treestand. As luck would have it, I only needed two days to kill this buck of a lifetime!
This 15-point buck stepped out 100 yards away and began to walk towards me. I shot him in the chest at 75 yards and dropped him in his tracks.
The residents of Ohio should be very thankful for the resource they have. Buckeye state hunters shot more deer in the four day muzzleloader season than Maine residents shot during the entire month of rifle hunting in November!
Congrats on a great buck Corey!
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