December 30: Steve Frantz

What a way to close out 2014! Team Bama Boys are F.I.N.A.L.Y. back on the board and on the last day of the Holiday Leg at that!

Ya'll ...meet Mr. Hollywood, he is a 5 1/2 year old Alabama Giant! I passed this buck last year in high hopes that he would blow into something special and boy did he! We got several velvet pics of him in early season but no hard horn up until just recently. We put out one of our Reconyx HC900 text cams over a scrape on "Dec 22nd" and on Christmas Eve he showed up at 7pm and was there every night after. We were chomping at the bit to get in there ever since to see if we could get lucky and catch this big boy up on his feet in daylight hours. We finally got in that timber yesterday "Dec 30th" and hunted until 11am...didn't see a single deer! It was hard to swallow, but I mean... cameras don't lie and I passed this buck last season just five days later in Janauary in this same spot, so we decided to get in there back after him. Man am I glad we did, were weren't in tree no more than 10-20 minutes and Mr. Hollywood came strolling into to a scrape 60 yards out. It was just a couple minutes after later when I smoked him with the Ol' Winchester Thunder Stick. He ran about a 70 yard circle and piled up 20 yards right in front of our tree. You gotta love that!

Pre rut is just getting started here on our farms in the south, so we have nothing but the RUT ahead of us. We are excited to see what the "Late Season Leg" has in store and what the good lord may bless us with.

Ya'll get after em,