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December 9: Rod Owen

After 87 days in the field, "Roman Candle" Rod Owen picked up his brand new Dream Season DNA and struck paydirt on an awesome southern whitetail...

After a muzzleloader hunt gone bad in Illinois, Rod got his new nickname. Putting down the gun and grabbing the new bow, Rod headed south to the great state of Mississippi. Team Reconyx had previously won a 6 day hunt at Tara Wildlife and it was time to cash in. On the first afternoon of the hunt, despite temperatures in the high 70's, we were headed out to double-set overlooking a single acorn tree that was raining down the acorns. Several does and small bucks had already stopped in to visit the tree. At about 4:30, the deer suddenly scattered and all attention was to the thicket that was just 15 yards to the north. Out stepped the buck that we were waiting for! After the buck slowly made his way to the distance of 35 yards, it was time for the moment of truth... With 2 cameras rolling capturing all the action, Rod pulled the trigger on his brand new P.S.E.. The Rage Extreme found its way through the ribs and buried up in the bucks off-side shoulder. The 87 days of previous hunting were suddenly justified. The unmistakable sound of the buck going down was all captured on film. A short 60 yard blood-trail led us to the buck, and the celebration began! What a way to get things started off in Mississippi!