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Carl Abraham, Missouri

As the newcomer to the 120-acre hunting spot in Missouri City, Missouri, Kansas City's Carl Abraham got stuck with "leftovers" after the other four guys had picked their spots for opening morning of the 1996 gun season. Carl ended up on a hillside overlooking a river bottom. At 8:30 a.m., this 132 2/8-inch 8-pointer came to within 75 yards of Carl's lookout. The deer apparently was looking to bed in a fallen treetop near the river bank. Carl's shot missed, but due to high winds, the buck apparently couldn't tell where the shot had come from and just stood there. The second shot from Carl's .308 dropped the 219-pounder in his tracks.

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