Autumn Whitetails: Part II

Autumn Whitetails: Part II


This is the time of the year when thousands of bucks meet their demise. It’s no surprise that more deer, especially bucks, are harvested during the month of November. Cooler temps and the onset of the rut has deer on their feet more than any other time of the year. You may have read about a great friend of mine who tagged an awesome buck a couple of weeks ago. If not you can read it here.

Last week I found myself overlooking a field on Friday evening. As the sun sank below the tree line I heard a not-so-distant gun shot. The shot fired was from by broker-in-charge, Billy McOwen. He sent me a text a few minutes later that he shot a buck but only had a mediocre blood trail, so he backed out and we made a game plan. Luckily, there were a few other guys hunting that evening as well, including Brian Saunders from Mossy Oak Properties of Virginia. After meeting up, we headed out to trail Billy’s buck. We found his buck piled up only 20-30 yards from where he was shot.

The brute was estimated to be at least 3.5 years of age, and possibly older. That can be later determined by examining the tooth wear. He also weighed 175 pounds and sported a mainframe 10 point rack that green scored 144 inches! The buck was an incredible trophy, especially for North Carolina.

I feel safe speaking for Billy and Brain when I say we are truly blessed to be able to not only hunt fantastic places, but we’re also able to spend time in the field with family, friends, and co-workers. It’s very clear to anyone who knows us, as well as any other Mossy Oak Properties agent, that we love the outdoors and cherish every minute we spend in the field. The fact we get to hunt together is a huge plus. Our jobs require us to locate, price, market, and sell recreational properties for our clients. We spend hundreds of hours every year working outdoors so it’s always great to be able to hunt with those same guys. The fact a mature buck was tagged is just a bonus.


Andrew Walters