2010 will be known, forevermore, as "The Year of Payne."
He started the year winning Grand Champion at our county show in January, followed right after by making the sale in San Antonio with another pig.
He ended 2010 with a bang. Literally.
If you know us at all, you know I have 2 farm-raised, red-blooded country boys. Boys who hunt. So if you have a problem with that, just click away now. Come back later on, and we can still be friends and no hard feelings whatsoever. But if you don't have a problem with my deer hunters, read on!
I get a phone call Sunday morning as I am ready to head to church.
"Mama, I got a deer."
"Sure thing Payne. Congratulations!"
"I think it is a pretty good one."
"Cool. Text me a picture."
This is what they texted me. Payne was with Bob-Bob, and the combination of grandfather + grandson produced the above shot. I could count 12 points for sure.
Then Jon calls, telling me what a good deer Payne shot. Over 20 points. Well, that *is* a good deer. Again, I told them to text me pictures. And this is what they send me. Now I can really see the drop tine in the back and can see a few more points.
It wasn't until my brother-in-law texted a picture to Roberta that I finally got how good the buck was. Here is what he sent:
For anyone still reading who really cares, here are some details:
December 19th, 2010
Free-range white-tail (non-typical)
Possible Boone & Crockett score: 193 3/8 (not sure if that is the "official score" or not yet)