December 12, 2016 at 9:59am
I killed this 12 point on Nov. 29, 2016 in Caldwell Parish on our private land. He was scored 168 2/8'' at Simmons Sporting Goods and 168'' at The Spotted Dog. I killed him at 2:00 p.m. in 70 degree weather just ahead of a rain storm. I shot him with my 7mm at 200 yards and he dropped in his tracks. He started pulling himself out of the lane so I shot him again to finish him off. We had pictures of this deer for 2 years now but we never dreamed he was as big as he was. We figured he was 18-20'' wide and would score 145-155. He ended up being 23 1/4'' wide (inside) with 25'' and 26'' main beams. He has 6'' bases with a few small kickers coming off his brow tine on one side. I am completely blown away by this deer. I would have never dreamed I would get a shot at an animal like this without having to pay a boat load of money to hunt in Illinois or something. Feeling blessed!