Deer of the Day - Thanksgiving Day Buck, Heather Hollar

Deer of the Day - Thanksgiving Day Buck, Heather Hollar
Heather Hollar had plenty to holler about after shooting this 14-point Ohio buck

Many hunters spend time in the stand on Thanksgiving morning. It's a day off from work and a perfect way to spend some time reflecting on what one might be thankful for while doing something that they absolutely love to do and that's chase whitetails.


Heather Hollar was spending her Thanksgiving morning in a deer stand located in central Ohio with her Horton crossbow, hoping that she'd get the drop on a trophy buck.



Heather grew up hunting with dad and cut her teeth gun hunting, but started hunting with a crossbow and realized that it was a entirely different ball game.

She spotted a shooter not far from her stand, following a doe, heading right towards her. She watched the pair slowly make their way for the next 15 minutes, her heart racing faster and faster with each closer step.


"I kept thinking to myself, no way no way, is she really coming this way?!" shared Heather, "he came within 22 yards of my stand and then stood broadside. I told myself to calm down and then I took the shot. He took off!"


Heather felt good about the shot and listened as the buck roared off into the brush. Finally she heard a crash and the 26-year-old was elated and shaking in her stand at the thought of the trophy she just shot. After an hour, Heather climbed down and found her boyfriend and together they spotted a good blood trail and quickly found the buck.

Heather's buck grossed 182 7/8 inches and is truly something to be thankful for -- nice work Heather!


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