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Washington Co. buck places #8

Charlie Ngo of Panama City, Florida scored the 8th-highest-scoring typical buck in the Florida “Buck of the Year” Contest on Nov. 25, 2011 on private land in Washington County.

Charlie’s impressive 11-point gross-scored 140 inches and had almost no deductions.

The mainframe 10-point had one small, 1-1/8-inch abnormal point on the right antler, but only 3-3/8 inches in total deductions, helping it enter the Florida Buck Registry with a net score of 136-5/8 inches.

The 48-year-old hunter used a rifle to take his 8th-ranked buck while hunting on land located in the Florida Panhandle.

“There is not much to tell about my buck story. I have been hunting on this particular piece of private land for a long time,” Charlie said.

“I have killed a lot of deer on the property, but for the last four years I have been managing it better and letting all the small bucks go,” he said.

“Suddenly, during the 2011-12 season, I started seeing four good bucks that have been coming back and forth to my food plot,” Charlie reports.

“Finally, during the Thanksgiving holiday (on Nov. 25, 2011), I got a chance to kill this big buck.

“That day I was late getting to my shooting house, so I had only two hours left to hunt when I got there,” Charlie remembered.

“About an hour after I arrived I looked to my left toward a food plot, and there he was!” Charlie recalled.

“I slowly raised my rifle up and let him have it!” he added.

Charlie’s 11-point featured 21-5/8-inch main beams and a 15-inch inside spread that contributed to a gross score of 140 inches.