Maci B.

Date: September 21, 2015
Equipment Used: Savage Axis 243 Rifle Youth Model
Location: Cadillac, Michigan
Pictured (left to right): Maci B.
Trophy Size: 325 pounds, 8-point buck
Trophy Species: Black Bear and Whitetail Deer
Story: I was hunting in the 2015 Michigan Youth deer hunt with my dad’s friend Josh. We hadn't been seeing anything so we decided to go for a walk opening night. When we got close to a field, Josh said that there was deer out there and one was a big buck. We had to crawl about 50 yards to where I could get a shot. I didn't have anything to rest the rifle on so Josh stayed down on all fours and let me shoot off from his back. It ended up being a nice Michigan 8 point! I was unsuccessful in drawing a Michigan Bear tag, but my dad had entered me into the give back program. The DNR called him to say that I was going to be the recipient of a tag that someone had drawn and did not want. The problem was that the unit I would be hunting in started the second day of the youth deer hunt. I decided that I would shoot a buck one day and get a bear the next. And that is what happened! The bear that I shot weighed 325 pounds! It was a very exciting weekend! My dad said it turned out to be an expensive weekend with what he was going to have to pay to get these trophies mounted!

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7 Responses to “Maci B.”

  1. Gavin

    I’m gunna try and win the money

  2. Trevor


  3. Brian

    What a amazing 24 hour period you had to shoot a Black Bear and a 8 point buck. A lot of people can only dream of doing this. I know your whole family must be so proud of you. Good job once again.

    • Maci

      Thanks so much, Brian! Everyone’s support has been awesome. This was an amazing experience and definitely a memory for a lifetime. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be able to do this! Thanks again. ?