What started as an ordinary offshore fishing trip unexpectedly turned into a deer hunt off Carolina Beach.
On their way to fish a nearshore wreck, Capt. Dennis Barbour of Island Tackle & Hardware and his fishing partners spotted an eight-point buck swimming nearly a half-mile offshore and heading toward the Gulf Stream.
After gathering their bearings, the fisherman used their boat to change the deer’s course and carefully steer him back toward the shore.
By nature, fish tales are hard to believe, but this one sets the bar.
We imagine Barbour will be telling this tale for many years to come.