Jeff Banderet has no illusions when it comes to deer hunting, and uses the 150-inch 8-point trophy buck he killed Jan. 17 in Claiborne County, Miss. as a perfect example. 

“Stories like this are how you know that deer hunting is all luck,” said Banderet, of Kenner, laughing. “This proves that for sure.”

He makes a good point.

Banderet was hunting a piece of land he’d never seen, changed trees three times that morning with his climber and the buck was five feet from safety when it made a fatal turn.

“Seriously, that’s it,” the hunter said. “Our camp lost some land this year and we acquired a new parcel that’s like 30 minutes from our camp house. I’d never been there. My buddy and I were at the stand draw that day and everybody else had drawn and we picked areas Numbers 1 and 2.

“When we reached the fork in the road over there, he went to No. 1 and I went to No. 2. It was the first time I had ever been over there. I didn’t know that much about it, but I found a spot between two cane thickets in a bottom and then looked for the right tree to hang my stand.”

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