A little scouting after last season paid off big time this year for a Louisiana hunter who bagged a nice Mississippi 10-pointer dubbed the "King of the Jungle."

Blake Charles shot the 155-inch buck on a morning hunt on his property on Dec. 22 near Fayette.

“I was hunting a spot I had found last year after hunter season that had a lot of sign, and I hadn’t been in there this year,” Charles said.

He was hunting on the ground overlooking a deep bottom when the deer appeared early that morning.

“I was sitting on a stool in a clump of trees and about 7 o’clock, I heard something to my right,” he said. “When I looked there, he was staring at me on an old logging road at about 60 yards.

“I didn’t move, and he stared at me I guess for about a minute.”

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