The Tennessee early youth hunt was held this past weekend. They had perfect weather both mornings for their hunt, the first gun hunt of the season in Tennessee. They held a big deer contest in our county at the shooting complex and had free lunch for all and prizes for the biggest deer checked in.
First place went to a 15 year old girl on her very first deer hunt. She and her Dad spotted a buck moving towards them and when it got to about 30 yards, she shot, dropping him in his tracks with her 30/30. They didn't realize just how big until the walked up to him a few minutes later. He was a great buck sporting 14 points total, including 2 drop tines (sorry no pic as yet). He tipped the scales at 167.5 pounds dressed weight.
The next two largest deer checked were 148 & 147 pounds respectively, a 9 and an 8pnt. I will try and update as soon as I see a picture and also with the final statewide harvest total for their 2 day hunt. I was smiling all weekend, seeing how great the weather was for those young hunters!