Eli was hunting a small family lease in Bienville Parish on the afternoon of 12/21/2011.The buck crossed the pipeline Eli was watching. Eli shot the buck at 280 yards with a Remington 700 30-06.After the shot the buck ran about 100 yards into a pine thicket and it took a while to track him through the briars before we recovered the buck. We knew the buck was in the area as we had several trail cam photos of the buck. The buck had also been seen several times after dark but Eli was the first one lucky enough to get a shot at him in the daylight. The buck was rutted down weighing a little over 200 pounds and was aged at 6 1/2 years old.