On December 11, his late father's birthday, Eric Pell put on his dad's old hunting clothes and took his .270 rifle into the woods for a hunting trip with his friend Owen Griffin. Pell bagged this 10-point buck with a 20-inch inside spread and 25-inch beams that scored 154-3/4 points. Pell is pictured here with his wife, Holly.
"It's also my father-in-law's birthday. He's in heaven now so today is a little harder than most. I just can't help but think his dad and God sent him this once in a lifetime deer today to make it a happy day instead of a sad one," Holly said. "Biggest buck of his life with the best bud on his dad's birthday. What an awesome morning."
My congratulations to Eric Pell of my hometown of Vicksburg, MS, on his very nice 10-point in our great Mississippi outdoors. A hunt he will never forget on his late father's birthday.