After six years of hunting hard on public land in search of a mature buck with no results, I decided to give myself a break and head to an outfitter for a few days during muzzleloader season. On the third sit of my trip, the evening of October 13th, I saw a nice buck step out into my shooting lane quartered to me at 115 yards. I lined up the old T/C Black Diamond that my father gave me on his shoulder and squeezed the trigger, and he piled up not 30 yards into the woods. I waited so long for this buck, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to harvest such a beautiful animal. Huge shoutout to Backwoods Trophy Outfitters in Ahoskie, NC for making my dream a reality!