Deer of the Day 2017

Buck or doe. Shotgun or bow and arrow. Boy, girl, man, or woman hunters. We are welcoming everybody’s nominations for the Eagle Country 99.3 Deer of the Day!

The tri-state’s best and original deer photo contest is giving our listeners the chance to show off their prized whitetail harvested during the 2017 hunting season.Each day, we’ll publish on this page a photo and story submitted by a listener. Bubba Bo will also share your successful hunting story with our listeners on the Eagle Country 99.3 Morning Show!

We are welcoming your nominations now through December 15, 2017! There are some simple rules to follow:

  • Email your medium to high resolution photo in JPEG or GIF file format to Please include your name, city of residence, and location of the harvest along with a one paragraph story detailing your successful hunt.
  • Keep your photo and story tasteful. Photos showing too much blood and/or guts won’t be considered (yuck!).
  • The deer shown must have been hunted legally and ethically during the 2017 bow, firearms, muzzleloader, or youth hunting season in local areas of Indiana, Ohio, or Kentucky.

Check back on this page often for a new Eagle Country 99.3 Deer of the Day photo and story posted below each non-holiday weekday through December 29, 2017.


December 29, 2017

Submitted by Gus Viel: “Stephanie Viel first deer killed Thanksgiving Day.”



December 28, 2017

Submitted by Drake Mitchell: “Drake Mitchell Sunman, Indiana Shot with a shotgun on last day of gun season In Ohio County December 2nd 20 gauge shotgun. “It was 12:30 when I had settled in my stand and I was on my phone thinking this was going to be a long day when I heard something. I looked behind me thinking it was going to a doe and I saw him. He came in to 12 yards and at about 1:20 bang! He ran 50 yards started doubling over and went down about 30 yards farther. He was an 8 point with a broken brow tine. It was a great last day of gun season.”


December 27, 2017

Submitted by Treavor Powell: “Nora Powell from rising sun IN , age 11 , killed in Switzerland County on family farm on Nov. 30th.”


December 26, 2017

Submitted by Richard Knippenberg: “Rising Sun, Indiana, taken on 11/21/17 firearm season. Harvested on a private farm. Got pictures of this deer in September hunted him hard through bow season but he remained nocturnal.  First daytime sighting was from my blind on 11/21/17 – what a shock and thrill to harvest such an animal on my own property.”


December 22, 2017

Submitted by Jacqueline Warman: “My boyfriend, Curt Moore, took this nice 8 pointer on our farm in Dillsboro on November 21st.”


December 21, 2017

Submitted by Bill DeVoe: “Logan Jackson of West Harrison, Ind. Obtain deer at an open field and woods near home.  This was the third day out. Date was Nov 11 2017.”


December 20, 2017

Submitted by Carrie Keyes: “Daulton Keyes, age 14, of Holton, IN killed this 10-point buck on 11/18/17 at 3:10pm in Jefferson County. His parents are Andy and Carrie Keyes. He is no stranger to hunting and he enjoys the wildlife and outdoor setting.”


December 19, 2017

Submitted by Tyler Bruner: “Don Bruner 47 from dearborn 11 pointer scored 157 and 2/8 opening day 11-18-2017.”


December 18, 2017

Submitted by Glenn Bovard: “Ben Bovard Roberts, killed Nov. 22. 10 pointer his first one. 11 years old.”


December 15, 2017

Submitted by Lara Hummel: “My 10yr old son Brody Price of Greendale dropped this 11pt buck at his Papaw’s in Rising Sun, IN while hunting with his Dad.  He was so pumped afterwards that he hugged his Dad and told him he needed to lean on the shack because he thought his legs were going to give out.  So proud of my handsome hunter!”


December 14, 2017

Submitted by Barbara Colwell: “Congratulations to my cousin JD on this awesome 10 point taken opening morning firearm. Switzerland county great job JD!”


December 13, 2017

Submitted by Derrick Foster: “Amanda Foster took a 10 point buck on 11/18/17. Shot on her property opening day of gun season in West Harrison, Indiana at 7:20 AM with a .243 rifle.”


December 12, 2017

Submitted by Paul Kunkle: “This deer was harvested in Moores Hill, IN on Sunday, November 19th, at around 4pm at 15 yards.  I saw this deer last year during archery season but was unable to get a shot.  Happy to get another chance.  17 Points (if you can hang a ring on it, method).  14 otherwise.”


December 11, 2017

Submitted by Derek Burk: “I braved Gale force winds and driving rains to get this 9 point. Derek Burk, Franklin county 11/18 4:30 p.m.”


December 8, 2017

Submitted by Janelle Hodge: “Austin Hodge age 9 of Holton, Indiana harvested this nice 8 point buck while hunting with his Dad in Dearborn County. He has been hunting since the young age of 5 and this is his third buck. He spends as much time as possible in the woods each year whether it is helping with food plots, scouting, or hanging tree stands. He is one dedicated little hunter!”


December 7, 2017

Submitted by Barbara Colwell: “Congratulations to my awesome hunting cousin, JD Flowers. Took this nice 10 point opening morning firearm 2017 Switzerland County.”


December 6, 2017

Submitted by Emily Kramer: “Jason Kramer, 11 years old, shot this beautiful 10-pointer on Sunday, 11/19/17 around 5:30pm.  He was hunting on our property in the Mt. Sinai area.  He is thrilled with this one!  His spread was difficult to measure with the curves of the antlers, and is about 21-22″.  What a proud young hunter!”


December 5, 2017

Submitted by Whitney Eldridge: “Hello my name is Joshua! I will be 6 years old  this is my second year hunting and my second deer. My dad takes me hunting. We were in Lawrenceburg IN where I scoped and shot this deer by myself. I always have fun and enjoy the sport and fun we have.”


December 4, 2017

Submitted by Chad Kelly: “Chad Kelly of Sunman, IN got this deer on property off of North Dearborn Road.”



December 1, 2017

Submitted by Bob Chapman: “Cole Chapman age 11 killed this 12 pt buck on the family farm in Petersburg, Ky Sunday afternoon about 3:15 opening weekend on November 12, 2017.  It only took Cole 1 shot with his Winchester .270 that his dad gave him this yr.  Cole has killed bigger deer but this is his first 12 pt.  When asked if he was going to mount the deer with his others he replied ‘nah, rack is way too ugly dad!’  LOL”


November 30, 2017

Submitted by Brandon Fisher: “Dominic Fisher, 16. Killed Sunday, November 19 at 8:30am.”


November 29, 2017

Submitted by Sara Hoffman: “Eli Hoffman lives in Rising Sun and is an 8th grader at South Dearborn Middle School.  This 10 ptr was taken on the family farm in Switzerland County, November 11th, at 25 yrds with his Mathews Craze compound bow.  Congratulations on your first bow harvest!”


November 28, 2017

Submitted by Andrea Hornberger: “Craig Hornberger Jr. lives in Moores Hill, harvested in Dearborn County. First 10 point Buck harvested in 10 years using a compound bow. Harvested on Oct 31st 2017.”


November 27, 2017

Submitted by Jamie Struble: “What a great  way to spend Veterans Day….doing what I love.. without you it wouldn’t be possible…. Thank You!”


November 22, 2017

Submitted by Logan Newberry: “Logan Newberry, Dearborn County, 16yrs old, got this 8 point buck on 11/12/17. Came in at 20yds and he dropped over soon as the arrow hit him.”


November 21, 2017

Submitted by Ellen Davis: “Congratulations to my nephew Kurt Miller from Osgood, Indiana for taking this monster deer in Ripley County on November 10th.  Here are the statistics:  Main Frame Score 9; 11 Scoreable Points; and field-dressed 190 pounds.  His post for social media pretty much sums it up – “Best deer hunt of my life!  So pumped…Finally got one good enough to hang on the wall!”  Great job Kurt – So proud of you.


November 20, 2017

Submitted by Jessi Ester: “This is Trenton Ester. He is 9 years old from Lawrenceburg and this is his very first time hunting. His Papaw Mark White took him in Switzerland County at his home, and his first morning out he got an eight point buck! He is beside himself with excitement! He thinks it’s cool to get food for our family and he can even take the deer sausage in his school lunch.” We have always had hunters in the family and it is really fun to see out son join in with the big boys. Congrats T!”


November 17, 2017

Submitted by Ashley Wesley: “Ashley Wesley harvested a 10 point buck  on 11/10/17 at 10:03 am in dearborn county with her father in laws cross bow.”


November 16, 2017

Submitted by David Drew: “Justin McAllister killed his first buck with a bow this evening at 5:00 in Ohio county indiana. Congrats Justin!”


November 15, 2017

Submitted by Randy Warren: “Sam Casson of Hebron, KY harvested this beautiful 10 point buck on Sunday November 5th at 7:40 am. Sam harvested this buck at 18 yards with his crossbow after rattling and grunting. This was not only Sam`s first buck it was his first deer. Congratulations  to a great young man!”


November 14, 2017

Submitted by Tina Bishop: “While hunting at Big Oaks Wildlife Refuge. Eli Bishop, 13 of Moores Hill Indiana got his biggest buck ever a 14 point!”


November 13, 2017

Submitted by Tricia Ober: “13-year-old Bo Ober killed this nice 8 point in Swirtzerland county on Saturday Nov. 4th.  Bo took this buck with his compound bow at his papa’s farm.”


November 10, 2017

Submitted by Amanda Gavin: “With the lords help 6 year old Hank Gavin of Yorkville harvested his first 8pt buck on the afternoon of November 3, 2017.  The buck came right up to the food plot he and his dad, Brian, planted over the summer. It was a big surprise when the buck snuck up from behind them 20 yards away. It was a great experience to give them buck fever!”


November 9, 2017

Submitted by Andrew Kearns: “Rain+Fog+Determination help me harvested this 142″ 8 pointer 11/1/17 with my bow in Rising Sun.”


November 8, 2017

Submitted by Rick: “Dave Hostetler harvested this Switzerland County 11 pointer (plus some kickers) on 10/29. Way to go uncle Dave!!”


November 7, 2017

Submitted by Cristal Metcalf-Peters: “My 17 year old son, Jimmy Metcalf took this big bodied 9 point in Ripley County with his HOYT on October 10th. Headed to the taxidermist. First big buck with bow.”


November 6, 2017

Submitted by Julie Murphy: “Delaney Murphy of Milan killed this 14-point buck in Switzerland County on October 31, 2017.  This is her first buck killed with a crossbow.”


November 3, 2017

Submitted by Josh Rauch: “Our seven year old, Gavin Rauch, harvested his first deer this past weekend in Switzerland County.  I am originally from the Lawrenceburg area and have a lot of family and friends that still live in the area.  Gavin has put in a lot of hard work at the farm by helping plant food plots and hang tree stands.  He made a great shot on this nice buck this past Sunday.  We are all so proud of him!!!”


November 2, 2017

Submitted by Jessica McQueen: “A little after 5pm on October 29 in Franklin County, I was able to take this 8 point buck with my bow at 16 yards. So thankful for the harvest and to share this successful hunt with my husband!”


November 1, 2017

Submitted by Ben Vogelgesang: “I’m Ben Vogelgesang. I’m 19 years old from Guilford, In. I shot this 9 pointer about 25 yards from my stand.”


October 31, 2017

Submitted by Katelyn White: “Dylan Badinghaus killed his 11 pointer in Sunman with his compound on October 25.”


October 30, 2017

Submitted by Alyssa Lay: “Corey Lay killed this 12 point buck on our property in Switzerland County Thursday evening. It was his 1st buck with a bow.”


October 27, 2017

Submitted by Rick Hostetler: “Not to be out done by his little brother Growler, Mason harvested his buck the very next evening September 24,2017. Thanks again to the greatest uncle Dave ever! And also to Matt for help hanging this brute up!!”


October 26, 2017

Submitted by Rick Hostetler: “Growler of Hillsboro, OH harvested his 1st buck on September 23,2017 in Switzerland County! Thanks go out to one awesome uncle!! Thanks for all the memories!!!”


October 25, 2017

Submitted by Amanda Harper: “Dr. David Argo’s trophy, harvested Sunday afternoon in Switzerland County.”


October 20, 2017

Submitted by Myra Fields: “Dakota Fields 5th grade. Jeff Craig School. 8pt buck killed on his family farm in Switzerland County with a crossbow his first Buck with a crossbow!”


October 19, 2017

Submitted by Linda Pettit: “Wyatt Pettit and his dad out hunting on the late afternoon on the last day of 2017 youth hunt in Dearborn County. He had a couple of nice bucks come in , but he took a 60 yard shot at this 9 pointer. This is his first buck. Moores Hill”


October 18, 2017

Submitted by Dan Kirchgassner: “Joseph Kirchgassner is a senior at East Central so this was his last youth season and he made the most of it. Joseph harvested this buck in Yorkville with his 30-06. The buck had been fighting with another one just before he shot it.”


October 17, 2017

Submitted by Velvet Witteride: “My son got this deer on opening day of oct. 1, 2017 season. Kyle Witteride he was a 10 Pointer weight 210. Had to share one proud mom!”


October 16, 2017

Submitted by Amanda Brooks: “Colton Brooks of Florence, Indiana made a perfect 20 yard shot with his Parker Crossbow to harvest this ten point buck in Switzerland County on October 1, 2017.  Colton is a fifth grader at Ohio County Elementary School.”


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