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Stephen Tucker Harvests Big Buck During Tennessee's Early August Archery Season

A familiar face already has a big buck on the ground this year.

Back in late May, Tennessee wildlife officials decided to hold a late August archery-only deer hunt for the first time ever. The idea was to give hunters from the Volunteer State the opportunity to harvest a buck in velvet.

The three-day season is done and over with already, but a familiar name has cropped up as one of the season's successful hunters in Stephen Tucker.

Tucker, as you may recall, became a household name when he shocked the whitetail world in 2016 after shooting a 312-inch non-typical. That buck currently stands as the largest hunter-killed whitetail ever in the Boone and Crockett record books. Like many Tennessee hunters, Tucker took advantage of this new early season this year. He recently posted a photo of his Aug. 25 harvest on his Facebook page.

Stephen Tucker
Facebook/Tucker Buck

"First afternoon of the first ever Tennessee velvet hunt was a success!" Tucker wrote with the photo.

One would think after shooting a world-record buck, everything after that would be a letdown. But Tucker took a really nice buck last season, too, and later told reporters it was just as exciting as his world-record deer.

So we imagine bagging this big velvet buck likely brought the same thrills. Can we just talk for a second about the awesome last three years of hunting this guy's had? We're certainly jealous! Congrats on another great buck, Stephen!



Stephen Tucker Harvests Big Buck During Tennessee's Early August Archery Season