Chris LaFountain, a veteran deer hunter for 30 years, has taken his share of bucks over the years, but on Nov. 3 he arrowed his largest buck ever. Chris was walking in the woods around 3 p.m. and decided to sit on a log and use his rattling bag and grunt call. Within minutes a huge 12-point came walking in.

“At first, I was scared more than anything, I just couldn’t believe it.” Chris calmed himself enough and was able to draw his bow without being detected by the beast. At 30 yards his pin settled on the vitals and the arrow was true. Chris just couldn’t believe what had happened, a record book 12-point that unofficially green scored in the 170s.