Bo Ezell, the boy, shot and killed the buck on Dec. 28, after he wanted to go squirrel hunting but couldn’t find his dog.
13-year-old kills 27-point buck in Benton CountyAll great deer have an equally unlikely hunting story to go with it. …
“All great deer have an equally unlikely hunting story to go with it. Bo Ezell’s story is just as entertaining as his big deer,” said the TWRA in a Facebook post on Dec. 29.
He then hung out at home until his friend called and asked if “he wanted to come shoot a buck that she just saw behind her house,” the state wildlife agency stated.
“Bo took his time getting dressed and getting to the friend’s house not expecting to see the buck. Upon his arrival, she told him the deer went down to the creek. Bo and the friend walked down to the creek when she pointed out the deer,” according to the post.
She then asked him: “Don’t you see [the buck]?” Bo then said it looked “like it had a big bush on his head,” the post read.
Bo ending up shooting at it multiple times, hitting the buck three times. According to Bo, the incident was just a “crazy” hunt.
“He went from thinking he was going hunting for a small buck which was actually a monster buck that unfolded in a whirlwind of multiple strange events,” the agency said.
The agency said the “buck has 27 scorable points and has been green rough gross scored of 213 7/8 and 6.5 years old.”
Last year, in nearby Kentucky, a hunter shot and killed a deer with an additional head attached to it, according to a Facebook post from a local government agency.
Bob Long said he saw large antlers before he took aim at the animal in Ballard County. However, “what he found upon recovery was astounding,” said the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
“It’s unclear exactly what circumstances led up to this buck’s carrying around another set of antlers and part of a decomposing carcass. Regardless, it was truly a rare harvest,” the agency said on Facebook.
Truth is stranger than fiction. The two bucks for one hunter trophy. The killer Bob Long said "I feel very humbled and blessed to be the hunter that shot the deer.” I wonder if this man is a Gemini https://t.co/QO9jajMfhA
— Tara Greene (@6thsensemoment) November 20, 2018
Photos uploaded to the website showed the hunter holding up both heads at the same time.
The bucks’ antlers may have got stuck together after a fight.
During the mating season, which typically lasts about three weeks, “bucks are busy sparring with each other, rubbing trees, and creating scrapes,” says the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
In some cases, the fights can be to the death. A mule deer killed another buck during a rut in Arizona, which was captured in a graphic viral video and “shows how brutal life can be in the wild.” Some fights can result in both bucks dying.