An ominous weather forecast for the afternoon of Nov. 29 prompted Brandon Malone to head to his stand in Caldwell Parish several hours earlier than usual — which proved to be perfect timing to intercept a heavy-horned old 12-point attempting to cross his food plot early that afternoon.
Blake Cureton and his dad live in Lake Charles and lease 3,400 acres from timber companies near the village of Goldonna in Natchitoches Parish.
The father-son duo are owners of Custom Metal Fabricators in Southwest Louisiana, and often take friends and customers to hunt on their lease.
Jacob Frith usually hates to hunt in the wind, but on the morning of Dec. 11, the breeze was in his favor — and he suddenly found himself within 20 yards of a big 12-point buck that never knew he was there.
Louisiana Tech wildlife major Tyler Zachry has kicked himself ever since bow season earlier this year when, unnoticed, one of the big bucks on his hit list walked up behind him to within 5 yards of his stand.
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