In 1987 on the second day of the season at 11:00 a.m., Lowell Hall shot an eleven point buck near a logging road in Marin County using a custom built .25-06 loaded with hand loaded Hornad 87 grain boat tail hollow points.
He had been walking around to all his favorite hunting spots and had seen only doe and yearlings. After awhile he found a good spot and sat down.
After about an hour he heard a deer walking through the woods. Then he saw it. It was walking uphill and away from him at about 125 yards away, so he took a shot. The deer fell but got right back up and began to run toward him. He quickly reloaded his gun and shot again. This time the deer fell, never to get up again.
When he saw the deer he knew it was a good one, but didn't know how good until he found it after he had shot it. After looking it over good, he gutted and hung it in a tree so it wouldn't be messed with. He then had to deal with the problem of getting it out of the woods.
He didn't have anything to get the deer out with, so he borrowed a mule from Terry Hurst. It was after dark before he got to the ranger station to check the deer.