Wade Kreun of Rapid City took this nice buck in the Palmer Gulch area on Nov. 8, before the weather turned cold, he said.
Kreun was situated at bottom of a canyon surrounded by thick brush. His brother had missed an earlier shot at the deer, chasing him away.
Kreun had seen a smaller deer run by through a small opening in the brush earlier and knew bigger deer would have to pass through the area.
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When he spotted this deer, he fired through the opening.
“With much surprise, he did a flip and was down,” Kreun said. “I haven’t been deer hunting since I was young. So it felt good to get out with family again.”