Hunter hunting along a marsh

Melanie Vickery


  • Date Taken: 11/19/2021
  • Time Of Day: Evening
  • Method: Rifle
  • Official Score: Green score 172
  • County: Clinton County
  • Property: Private
  • Type of Photo: Deer
  • Dressed Weight: 171.4

My once in a lifetime buck that I took with my new Ruger 350 Legend. He came running in, chasing a doe, and I knew I had to do whatever it took to get this buck. My husband couldn’t see him from where he was sitting and I anxiously told him to do whatever it took to get a range on him. He finally got it, I had to move from my seat to an awkward shooting position and once everything lined up just right, I took the shot (double lung). This hunt and trophy wouldn’t have been possible without my husband who was the most supportive hunting partner a person could ask for. I will forever cherish this hunt.