December 02, 2011
Louisiana Hunter Takes 226-Inch Buck That Escaped From a Deer Enclosure - 15
Jacey Broussard doesn't hunt behind a high fence, but over Thanksgiving weekend she shot a pen-raised deer. This 226-inch buck escaped from a deer enclosure, crossed a river and ended up a mile and a half away on Broussard's father-in-law's 480-acre hunting property.
The buck started showing up on trail cameras and both Broussard and her father-in-law, Albert, zeroed in on him.
"He was my competitor," Jacey Broussard told the Louisiana Sportsman. "We both wanted to get this buck.
"Every moment that I wasn't at work or sleeping, I was in that stand trying to get (the buck)."
Eventually she saw the buck from her stand and at one point he got to within 10 yards, but Broussard never got a shot. Then on November 26 she packed a lunch and planned to stay out all day.
Finally the buck showed up and Broussard shot him at 15 yards with a 7mm Mag. While the buck has an incredible rack, he was only a 3 1/2 year old and weighed 160 pounds.
"I couldn't believe he was laying there," she said. "I was in shock. I was so excited."