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Jason’s Pullen’s big week

October 29, 2006

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Trophy Tidbits

Scorable Points: 11

Kill Date: Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 2006

County: Fulton

Season: Bow

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here in the words of bowhunter Jason Pullen of Lacon is the story of his hunt for two trophy bucks in 2006.

The sun was just coming over the trees on Oct. 29, 2006, when I noticed two deer running through the creek bottom.  After grabbing my binoculars, looking through the morning haze, I confirmed that they were both shooter bucks.

Both bucks turned and started up the ridge directly to me. By the time I got my Mathews bow pulled back, one of the bucks—a 9-pointer—was standing directly beneath my stand. 

The other larger buck was an 11-pointer and he also stepped into one of my shooting lanes, this one at 15 yards. I released and the 100 grain G5 was on its way. The buck field-dressed at 233 pounds. 

A week later on Nov. 5, 2006, I harvested the -pointer which field-dressed at 175 pounds.

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Incidentally, my friend Eric and I have taken three Pope & Young class bucks in three years on the same day. Eric’s deer (pictured below) is a 150-inch class 11-pointer that won Outdoor Life’s Buck of the Year contest in 2007.

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