This kudzu buck died when he got tangled in kudzu.
Have you ever seen a kudzu buck?
Kudzu Buck Dead
The deer really like kudzu. If you like deer hunting big bucks you may like this story.
Just the other day my father in law Bill called me and said he had found a photo copy of a picture he had taken on his hunting property. Right in his own back yard. He said he thought this would be a great story for us. There have been several big bucks taken deer hunting on this property. His grandson had told him he thought he heard two big bucks fighting back there. It’s several acres back there with part of it being a kudzu field. I’ve been deer hunting back there and it just looks like there would be some big bucks living there. Bill went to see what the commotion was back there that his grandson had heard. It’s pretty thick back there. As Bill was walking down through there, he spotted a deer leg. Then he spotted the deer. In all his years of deer hunting he hadn’t seen anything quite like this. It was a trophy buck that had gotten his rack entangled in the kudzu. He must have freaked out and broke his own neck trying to get loose. It was just a freak accident. Bill went and got his camera and took some pictures. He can’t find the original pictures or negatives but he did find a photo copy. The quality isn’t very good. If he locates the original photos I’ll update this post. It’s like when two bucks get locked up and can’t get apart. Except it’s just one kudzu buck. Bill eventually cut the buck out of the kudzu and cut off the antlers. If you are like me, and like deer hunting big bucks, you sure hate to see a big buck die like this, especially if it’s one you are hunting in your own backyard.
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I took this nice buck deer hunting the Flint Rive WMA in Georgia.
If you like deer hunting big bucks then you should try Flint River WMA, in Dooly county in Georgia.
Flint River WMA
Several years ago I remember hearing about some really nice bucks being taken on the Flint River WMA, then I saw some pictures of some big bucks that were taken there. So I started thinking maybe I should put in to go there. So a friend and I put in for the quota hunt that year. I guess a lot of people had the same idea that we did. Going hunting where there were some big bucks. We knew it might take us a couple years to get drawn. So the next year we put in for the hunt again. Same results, we were rejected. So now we were more determined than ever to go deer hunting big bucks. That following year we were finally drawn. I think the hunt was December 2-5. We both worked together so we lined up our vacation days and before we knew it, it was time to go hunting. We left early on a Friday morning and headed to south Georgia. We arrived before lunch, and went scouting. We saw a lot of rubs and scrapes. We both picked out a place that looked like there were some bucks in the area and we were ready to go hunting. The next morning I hunted in some planted pines over looking a swamp. I saw some but no bucks. One thing about Dooly county, you may not see a lot of deer, but you know that there are some quality bucks roaming those woods. After I hunted until around 11:00am. I saw three, but they were all does. I decided to get down and scout a little. I was supposed to meet my friend Steve around noon. As I am slowly walking down this road with planted pines on both sides, I am looking down each row. I spotted what looked like two eyes and a nose looking at me. I was walking slow and looking hard. But I almost walked right by these two eyes and nose. Looking down the rows of pines was like looking in a tunnel. You could see the sunshine at the end of the tunnel. I eased back to get another look, with my Browning A-Bolt ready. When I put my scope up I could see the outline of a trophy buck getting out of his bed. I immediately knew he was a shooter. So I aimed and squeezed. He slipped in the mud and got back up and ran about thirty yards and that was it. He was a beautiful main frame eight-pointer. You could tell he had been fighting with a bigger buck. He was beat up pretty good. The hunt was a seventy five quota hunt, and I believe I was the only one to harvest a trophy buck. I am proud of him. His feet have white patches on them like he has a little piebald in him. He is a very unique trophy, taken from Flint River WMA. I was very blessed to have the opportunity to be able to hunt and harvest such a wonderful animal. If you get the chance, hunt Flint River WMA.This is the Flint River Trophy I harvested.
This is my of my first big bucks.
One should never under estimate the potential of small tracts of property for deer hunting big bucks. More and more big bucks are being taken every year off of small tracts of land. I think due to the fact that these tracts have everything that the deer need to survive, along with little or no hunting pressure. This allows the deer to reach the age to develop to full potential.
Just a few weeks ago a friend of mine called me while I was on my way to work at 4:30 am. He drives a big rig for UPS. I could hear the excitement in his voice. He had just seen a monster buck crossing Roswell road in the city of Roswell, Georgia. Which is a very busy city. Then just yesterday a friend of mine said another friend of ours saw a monster buck in Roswell in broad daylight. That’s two big bucks within a month in a very busy city. The deer are very good at adapting to all the development going on around them. Another friend of mine regularly goes deer hunting for suburban trophies and has been very successful at it, he has taken several nice bucks hunting with a crossbow. Some of the nicest bucks taken in Georgia every year come from Fulton county, which is as big city as it gets. One of the biggest bucks I have on my wall at home came from a fourteen acre tract of land my dad owned in Gwinnett county. It wasn’t in the city but it was a small tract of hunting property. If you have deer hunting privileges on a small tract of property and you haven’t hunted it yet you might want to. You just might get that trophy buck of a lifetime.This is the Gwinnett Buck I took on a fourteen acre tract.