South Carolina: Huge Velvet Buck!
On August 20, 12-year-old Tanner Herndon killed this 240-pound, 140-class giant in Dorchester County. Read the full story here. Taxidermist Dan Pernell of Summerville is doing the mounting, and he believes this buck will easily be one of the best killed in South Carolina this year, in terms of body weight and antler. Having just hunted a few miles from where Tanner shot his giant with a .243, I have some thoughts: Tanner shot his buck in a field of low, green peanuts. You hunt some unusual food sources in the Lowcountry. One evening Krista and I hunted in a cotton field adjacent to a peanut field. “I didn’t know deer would eat cotton,” I said into the camera. “Weird.” [...]