Deer of the Year

Yazoo County 11-point falls on Christmas Eve

Emily Howard is an avid hunter, so she was a bit concerned in early December when she found that her old hunting rifle had a bad scope and a few other problems. So, Howard bought herself an early Christmas present – a .243 Ruger with a brand new scope.

The self-gifting paid off on Christmas Eve when Howard used the rifle to down an 11-point monster buck near Vaughan in Yazoo County. The buck had a green score of 152 and featured not only a kicker, but a non-typical drop tine. The inside spread measured 19 3/8 inches and had a base of 6 inches. The mighty buck weighed in at a whopping 245 pounds and was estimated to be 5 ½ years old […]

Deer of the Year

Yazoo County hunter’s first bow buck is 150-class monster

Tracy Paul might have pulled the string that flung the arrow that drove the broadhead through the lungs and heart of the buck of her dreams, but she is quick to give credit for the 150-class buck to three men in her life that made it all possible.

Her dad, Michael Peyton, got her interested in deer hunting.

Her grandfather, Bubba Vandervere, taught her patience through fishing.

And, her husband, Tim Paul, bought her a bow that got her started archery hunting for deer about five years ago. […]