Huge Buck Killed In Upson County

A potential record book buck has been killed in eastern Upson County.

On Oct. 18, Brandon Barfield killed a 208-pound buck that has green scored 174 gross points with no deductions on the Boone and Crockett scoring system. The buck is a 10-pointer with four additional small scorable points. The rack must dry for a 60 day period before an official final score can be recorded.

Barfield had spotted the buck last year from his ATV as it fed in a pasture along with several horses. He got a shot off but missed as the buck was running across a field.

In September of this year, Barfield and a friend went back to the field to set up some trail cameras and stands. They jumped the buck and realized, as it trotted across the field, that it was the same one he had taken a shot at last year.

Barfield waited until gun season opened in October and when the wind was right, he set up on the field that afternoon. The big buck came out of the woods about 40 yards behind him and started running across the field. He made several attempts to get the buck to stop and finally got his attention about 150 yards out. He stopped and Barfield got a shot, dropping him in the field.

If the green score holds, Barfield's buck will easily be one of the 10 largest bucks ever killed in Upson County.

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