As the buck moved into the middle of the lane, LeBlanc lined up the crosshairs on his .270 and fired. The buck stumbled, crashing to its chest before recovering and running out of sight into the saplings. LeBlanc spoke on the phone with his uncle who had been hunting nearby, pacing around his stand as he waited. When LeBlanc's uncle arrived, they examined the shooting lane and discovered hair and blood on the ground. The team easily trailed the blood just 50 yards to find the buck piled up.