Sunday, October 3, 2010

210-lb Sumter County Buck

Many midlands outdoorsmen hunt their whole lives and never kill a buck that reaches the 200-lb mark, but on a hunting trip this weekend, 13-year old Lane Zeagler bagged a 210-lb buck. The 8-pointer fell to Zeagler's .270 from about 100 yards away early on Saturday morning, October 2nd.

Zeagler, who was hunting in the Sumter County hamlet of Horatio from a two-man stand with his dad, knew the buck was a shooter, but said the deer didn't look quite that big through the scope, but was glad he misjudged its size.

Sumter County outdoorsman Marshall French summed up Zeagler's feat. "I've killed over a hundred deer in my life, and I've never killed a 200-pounder," said French.

An avid hunter and native of Savannah, Georgia, Zeagler was on his first hunting trip in the Palmetto State, but I doubt it will be his last. Great job Lane!

PhotoByBrianCope: Lane Zeagler poses with his buck, a 210-lb brute killed in Sumter County.

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