I shot this buck opening day in the last hour of hunting. I was in my stand with my 13-year-old son, Austin, who enjoys sitting with me but is not yet carrying a gun. We were hunting near Ogilvie. The buck came out and chased two does around the field for a few minutes before I was able to make the shot, dropping him at about 180 yards with a .300 Winchester Short Mag. The buck was in full rut. He had 14 points and weighed about 200 pounds.

Todd Eccless, Big Lake