In a dramatic contest of wit, might, and tactical maneuvering, 17-year-old Kurt Johansen of Charleston, South Carolina, persevered and ultimately prevailed against a three-year-old buck who’d been arrogantly roaming the forest, considering the thickly bedded woods his own personal domain.
“It took some doing, but I showed him," said Kurt. He explained that in this intense match of wits against the antlered herbivore, he utilized a top-of-the-line lever gun, which he feels strikes an optimal balance between portability, handling, and firepower like no other deer rifle.
“This guy was a crafty M-F-er, though,” said Kurt, grinning at the recollection. “He caught on fast that he was being tracked, and he didn’t make it easy on me. He got real tricky and reclusive, and in turn I had to use every trick in the book to outsmart him. He was determined, willing to go to just about any lengths to preserve his little life. But I was determined, too. And in the end, I came out on top.”
He chuckled and added, “Yeah, he may not have liked me much, but I'm pretty sure I made him respect me."
Kurt's mother, Heidi Johansen, beamed at his words. "Kurt’s a true nature-lover. Today he showed real courage and persistence, and it paid off.” She put an arm around her brave young son and squeezed him tight. “I’m so proud of the man he’s becoming.”