ECU I have hunted leggett as well. As a matter a fact, I took my very first year in Leggett almost twenty years ago now. I remember it like it was yesterday. My dad and some friends had a plot of land they rented. My first solo hunt is that of story book stuff. My dad purchased a 20 gague youth shot gun to start deer hunting with. I had been hunting with him with a single shot 410 mainly squirel and dove. However he finally agreed to let me hunt a stand by myself. That afternoon we drove to the plot in leggett marked our stands out front. I took stand 2 1/2 and my dad was just up the path at stand 2. I remember sitting in the ladder stand that overlooked the path we walked up and a small grass area just to the left of the stand. Off to the right was open timber that lead down to the creek. I was so excited to be in the stand on my own I felt like a grown man (mind you I was only 9). I didn't care what I saw that day I was just having a blast being outside. I saw several squirel in the timber that afternoon and continued to wonder if I would see any deer on my very first hunt. Low and behold about thirty minutes before dard I noticed a deer moving through the grass area about 50-70 yards away. As I looked closer I noticed a GIANT buck (at 9 any buck is giant). I raised my shot gun and clicked the safety off. My heart was beating hard and I couldn't control my breating. I let off the shot and followed with two other shots of buckshot as he ran off into the woods. I sat in the stand shaking and wondering if I had missed. About five minutes after I shot my dad came walking down under my stand and said what did you shoot? I remember shouting "It was a BUCK" making the motion with my hands of antlers over my head. I climbed down and walked my dad over to the area where the deer was when I took my shot. He looked around and after a few seconds he found blood and I smiled from ear to ear knowing that at the end of the trail would be my first deer. We followed the blood for about fourty yards and my dad saw my deer. He said with an almost shocked voice, "it is a nice buck". We looked at my deer, it was an eight point buck about sixteen inches wide. That buck is now mounted on the wall next to other deer that I have taken. He is not the largest buck on my wall but that day to a nine year old on the very first solo hunt he was the largest buck in the woods.
Sadly to say my dad has since passed and we don't get to enjoy our hunting and fishing trips I still have great memories of all hour time outdoors. Needless to say Leggett will always be my favorite place to hunt. Great deer and Great memories.