From my friend John who lives in western North Carolina and works for Remington:
This is one of my college friends, Jim Phillips, who lives in Avery Co., NC. Most people contend we can’t grow respectable deer in NC, particularly in the mountains where we have no agriculture. Jim proves pretty much every year that you can have good deer if you manage your does and let your bucks live to an age of 3 ½ plus.
Jim arrowed this deer the second day of bow season on a mixed white oak/red oak ridge. He believes the buck to be 4 ½ and will confirm when the jaw bone is delivered to the University of Tennessee.
First big velvet from NC that we’ve ever had on the blog, way to go Jim.