Calhoun County

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Greg Plemmons

2 1/2 yr old buck I chased all season long. Thinking he was a 4 to 6 1/2yr old sporting 150inches made perfect sense. Not til I called him in at 1:00 in the afternoon and shot him from 30yards did I know he was only 2 1/2 yrs old! He was aged professionally so I know there’s plenty people who’d love to argue it! Wasn’t ran down from the rut.. he was just a young buck at 150 or 160lbs on foot! Calhoun county genetics IMO! Giant!

Date Taken: 11/17/2015
Dressed Weight: 122lbs
Method: Shotgun
Number of Points: 11
Official Score: 151 1/8th
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Matt Plemmons

After killing my 11pt I saw this buck running does almost every day for a solid week. I called my brother Matt and told him to come out and hunt this buck I considered a shooter buck IMO. I passed him 2 yrs ago and filmed him on my phone. Matt came out and killed this hog of a buck that was aged at 5 1/2yrs. This buck was rutted out and thick necked big bellied buck! He shot it 10 mins before dark after a calling pattern pulled him outa the thicket behind him! Having does out in front of him pulled him in shooting range! BANG! He ran 50yrds back into the thicket he came from and expired 15yrds into the thicket on the same property I took my 11pt 1 month to the day before! My brother Matt’s first wallhanger! Great Buck! Period!

Date Taken: 12/18/2018
Dressed Weight: 185lbs
Method: Shotgun
Number of Points: 9
Official Score: 120
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Greg Plemmons

I was walking into the woods for a evening hunt running late at about 4:15. Instead of hurrying back there I choose to just stalk to the furthest stand and back about 1000yrds back on my property. I was about 50yrds from my stand when I looked into the thicket next to me walking a 2 track and there he was. 15yrds in the thicket bedded down! I swung the gun on him and shot from the hip! BANG! Flattened him like a pancake! I think he heard me coming but I was hitting the doe bleet every 30yrds or so! Cureosity killed the buck!

Date Taken: 11/18/2018
Dressed Weight: 163
Method: Shotgun
Number of Points: 11
Official Score: 155
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Michael Kelley

I shot this buck second morning of gun season. Shot high twice so lowered my scope and he went down at 80 yards. ( later discovered my scope was 12” high at 100 yds) while climbing out of my stand he got back up and ran into marsh. While tracking him I bumped a huge 12 point I’ve had cam pics of. Both ran across the road into unknown neighbors property. He looked hurt but it was obvious he was not going down. We made calls to notify neighbors in case they found him. Yesterday while walking through the marsh collecting cameras I found him dead and decayed less then 80 yards from were I shot him. As a bonus I found last yrs sheds of the 12 point I jumped. Green scored 164 3/4”. I would guess he’s 20” bigger this yr. better later then never I guess. Glad the big boy survived for next yr and found my buck.

Date Taken: 11/16/2018
Method: Shotgun
Number of Points: 8
Official Score: 125
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Andrew Wayne Heisler

It was a slow morning as I didn’t see anything until about 9:20, hearing footsteps behind me I waited a minute or two and a coyote appeared. As any hunter would do I stopped deer hunting and started coyote hunting. After a few unsuccessful calls to get him to stop he ran off into the thicket. A few minutes go by I spot four sets of horns and a doe running to the middle of the field on my right at 100 yards. I slowly stand and watch them as they appear to be looking in the direction the coyote was headed. I’m thinking the coyote must have kicked them up. They hung around letting me get a good look at them all but the buck in the front. He continued to watch ahead of the group for a while until turning my direction when I finally was able to see him and decided he was a shooter. At this point my heart was racing and I was glad for he gave me a moment to calm myself down. Once I could hold my 450 steady I leaned on the tree next to me for support and slowly squeezed the trigger. The next thing I see is blood pouring out of him as he runs off into the tree line of the neighboring property. Feeling very confident that I made a good shot on him I call my buddy and before I can get a word out he says “Wow! It looks like you shot a nice one! Did you get a good shot?” I tried to respond but my teeth were chattering in excitement and he couldn’t understand a word I was saying. After 30-40 minutes we got down out of our stands and met up where I last saw the buck trying to spot blood. And we saw a lot! It was a dark blood but had a bit of corn in it so we decided to back off and wait a few hours. During which we called the property owner and got permission track on his land. Around 12:30 we headed back out and tracked him a crossed a 150 yard field with great blood the whole way. Once at the fence line I saw a pool of blood where he must have stood for a while. Following the trail for another 10 yards into the woods. Then I saw him lying there. After a few celebratory fist pumps I walked over to him grabbing his rack to check him out. Then all of a sudden he shook his head like he was in a daze and looked directly at me. As you could imagine it scared the $#!+ out of me, I jumped back from him and watched. I didn’t have a gun on me because we were on the neighbor’s property. He slowly got up and stumbled about 60 yards down the fence line still in a daze jogging off to where I couldn’t see him. Being confident by the way he was acting I decided it would be best to let him lay and come back before dark. He would be dead shortly. After hours of anxiously waiting, we headed back out around 4:45 picking up the blood trail back up where I last saw him. About 200 yards away there he laid. It was a very eventful day full of anxiety and excitement. And I definitely learned my lesson to check whether or not the deer is dead or alive before you retrieve them! This story could’ve been so much different.

Date Taken: 12/15/2018
Dressed Weight: 160 lbs
Method: Muzzleloader
Number of Points: 10
Official Score: No official score yet. Guessing 120-125"
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Todd Winkler

Shot this nice Calhoun co.buck with my 450 bushmaster.

Date Taken: 11/30/2018
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 8
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Jacob little

He came in after following a trail where some does were earlier so I grunted at him as if there was another buck around. He came looking about 10 mins later walked into 20 yard and I put a perfect shot on him only ran 10 yards !!! What an awesome experience!!!

Date Taken: 11/08/2018
Method: Compound Bow
Number of Points: 9
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Michael Newman

(late post) Nephew had this buck at 50 yds in the youth hunt when the muzzleader primer failed and a missed opportunity. was in the same area of the property when the wind was finally right and this guy come running in after the rattling horns. Too fast to think he gave me a perfect broadside shot and the arrow flew true.

Date Taken: 10/23/2018
Dressed Weight: All I had to drag
Method: Compound Bow
Number of Points: 8
Official Score: Big
Type of Photo: Buck
rick dewitt
Date Taken: 11/14/2018
Dressed Weight: 169
Method: Crossbow
Number of Points: 9
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Mike Crooks
Date Taken: 11/06/2018
Dressed Weight: 150
Method: Crossbow
Number of Points: 14
Official Score: 122 unofficial
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
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