Watch: 17-Year-Old Hunter Self-Films a Public-Land Bow Buck


Watch: 17-Year-Old Hunter Self-Films a Public-Land Bow Buck

Georgia Outdoor News (GON) recently reported on an impressive task accomplished by a 17-year-old hunter. Not only did Hunter Galloway take a fine public-land buck on a mountainous area that isn’t known for having many deer, he also managed to film his own hunt.

Turns out, he’s written for GON and used his earnings from that to buy some camera equipment to begin recording his hunts.

After some successfully-recorded turkey hunts last spring, Hunter followed up by recording his recent archery hunts, and one of them turned out very well indeed.

At least two bucks fed in towards his stand, munching on acorns. The leading buck was a fine 8-point, which finally came close enough for a shot.

His first hit wasn’t perfect; it hit a bit to the right and nailed the buck in the shoulder. It did hit the lung also and the buck went down, but then the video goes black as we hear Hunter saying, “No. That did not just happen!” Then, even the audio tapers away to nothing.

We later learn that he shot the buck again, and that it died nearby after heading back in the direction from which it came… but we never get to learn the details of what happened. That was kind of a bummer, but Hunter clearly thought it was best to keep viewers somewhat in the dark, so to speak.

I ran the video in what I feel was a tasteful way to show respect for such a great animal but also to show things that really happen in hunting.

In the end, it’s a great real-world hunt that had a happy ending.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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