On opening weekend of the 2013 deer hunting rifle season in Texas, 15 year old  Makayla Hay took a record setting buck. Hay's monster 23-point buck is the second largest buck ever harvested in Madison County (halfway between Dallas and Houston) and the largest ever recorded in Boone and Crocket (B&C) taken by a youth in the Lone Star State.

23 point monster buck crossing the Trinity
Texas Big Game Awards Facebook photo

Two Texas anglers had spotted the record setting 23 point buck, crossing the Trinity river about a month prior to Hay harvesting it.

An official Boone and Crocket Club measurer scored the non-typical buck at 213 7/8 inches gross with a net score of 203 1/8 inches. “I’ve been hunting a while, but it really changes your perspective on deer,” Makayla said. “Every deer I see now I’m like, ‘Oh that doesn’t compare to my deer.’” And she would be hard-pressed to encounter another deer that matches her unique buck. The only non-typical whitetail currently on the B&C record books for Madison County is a 223 2/8-inch buck taken in 1967.  Additionally the Makayla buck is expected hold the record for the largest free-range whitetail ever taken by a youth in Texas after Texas Big Game Awards receives her official entry.

Source: Outdoor Life.com

If that doesn't put buck fever in your blood, I don't know what will. I think it's awesome that a 15 year old girl can go out hunting with her dad and she has the patients enough, to wait for a monster buck to come by. Makayla had already let two other bucks pass by before she spotted her record book buck, and she took the 150 yard shot. Congratulations Makayla.