West Virginia hunter bags 17-point buck after tracking it for si

West Virginia hunter bags 17-point buck after tracking it for six years

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Patience was the name of the game for David Miller, a West Virginia hunter. 

According to the West Virginia Gazette-Mail, Miller spent six years tracking and watching a large buck grow on a leased piece of property. Eventually, his pursuit paid off and he put down 17-point buck earlier this month.

"I am so very thankful and blessed to harvest this WV Mountain Monarch!!!! 17 scorable points and 9.5 years old... and my bro Cole rough gross scored him last night at 179”and change. I am still reflecting on it all, and have not wrapped my head around it yet....but I look forward to sharing this story because it means so much me, mostly because of the people involved through it all," Miller wrote on Facebook. "So much has happened over the years, truly incredible! I have a couple really cool tactics I learned chasing him that I have never heard before that I will share in the story. Even after 31 years of archery hunting.. I am still being educated by these wise old mountain bucks!"

Miller told the Gazette-Mail that he could tell early on that the buck had learned how to avoid hunters. Miller said he eventually figured out where the buck may be hiding and tracked it numerous times during daylight hours before making his move. His final shot was from 18 yards away. 

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