Dallas County plays key role as eight-year-old wins ALBBAA Big Buck Photo Contest

Published 10:35 am Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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An eight-year-old from the Alabama Coast won the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association Big Buck Photo Contest by harvesting a deer in Dallas County.

Grayson Milner, a student at Wilmer Elementary and a resident of Mobile, harvested a deer with his father on New Year’s Eve in Dallas County.

Grayson, who began hunting at age 3, took aim, squeezed the trigger, and bagged the 9-point, 200-pound buck on private Dallas County property owned by family friend Keith Vickers.

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“It’s my biggest deer ever,” Milner said. “All of my classmates voted for me.”

Daniel Milner, Milner’s father. said that his son hunted on the property before, but with his grandfather.

“I was really excited for him, and it was exciting to witness him do this,” Daniel Milner said.

Milner won a $300 gift card sponsored by Tutt Land Company for use at any outdoor retail outlet.

“We received so many photos of young hunters this year, and that’s especially gratifying because it showcases the family memories made by enjoying outdoor recreation in the Black Belt,” ALBBAA Director Pam Swanner said. Those are the memories that last a lifetime.”