27-Point Backyard Buck Falls to 13-Year-Old Hunter


27-Point Backyard Buck Falls to 13-Year-Old Hunter

According to a Facebook post by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, a huge 27-point whitetail buck was recently taken by a 13-year-old kid!

Here’s the story according to them (with a few edits for clarity):

All great deer have an equally-unlikely hunting story to go with them. Bo Ezell’s story is just as entertaining as his big deer.

Bo woke up December 28th wanting to go squirrel hunting but couldn’t find his dog so he was just hanging around the house when a friend called to ask if ‘he wanted to come shoot a buck that she just saw behind her house.’ Bo took his time getting dressed and getting to the friend’s house, not expecting to see the buck.

Upon his arrival, she told him the deer went down to the creek. Bo and the friend walked down to the creek and she pointed out the deer. ‘Don’t you see him?’ she asked.

Bo looked over to see a buck that ‘looked like it had a big bush on his head.’ The buck was peeing in a scrape as he fired. That’s when the buck looked directly at Bo. He says ‘I got rattled and just started shaking.’

Bo ending up firing multiple shots, hitting the buck three times. When it was all over, he had to sit down and think about what had just happened. According to Bo it was just a ‘crazy’ hunt. He went from thinking he was going hunting for a small buck to seeing a monster buck and things just unfolded in a whirlwind of multiple strange events.

The buck has 27 scorable points and has been green-scored at 213 7/8″ (gross) and aged at 6.5 years.

I’ve been hunting deer since I was 13 years old, and I’ve never even laid eyes on a buck like this in the wild. If I ever manage to take one, you can bet it will be displayed in a prominent place in my home or hunt camp. But I kinda hope I have a better story to go with it.

What do you think? Either way, there’s no doubt this is one heck of a trophy, and it’s unlikely the young hunter will ever improve on it.

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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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