Four days prior to the hunt, Roy and his son were coon hunting late at night when they spooked a huge deer, a legendary animal among Roy's friends. "We'd watched him in the summer for three years," Roy says. Roy even had the sheds from the year before, so he knew what class buck he was chasing. Russell County is not a hotbed of monster deer--they had never even had a B&C buck taken there. That made this buck even more enticing. Five hunting buddies turned a one-and-a-half mile section of land upside down looking for the deer. They had him patterned in September, but during the rut he moved. "When the soybeans were still green, we saw him a half dozen times," Roy remembers. Luckily a few coon hounds chased the wrong scent and jumped the buck, giving Roy a chance to take this elusive deer.