Hunter with Thomson roots getting notice for state record buck 090408 – The McDuffie Mirror

By Lynn Davidson

Staff Writer

Just before last Thanksgiving, Jay Maxwell was driving between two scheduled client meetings when he received a message that changed his agenda … and his life

Mr. Maxwell has been an avid hunter since he was three years old. And on that particular November day, he broke a 35-year-old state hunting record.

“Jay’s obsession with deer hunting comes from a long line of hunters in his family,” said his mother, Saundra Maxwell, who teaches at Thomson Elementary School. “Both of Jay’s (late) grandfathers, E.J. Maxwell and Roy Perdue, were avid hunters. And both were natives of McDuffie County.”

Mr. Maxwell said he is always on the lookout for potential hunting sites. Earlier last fall he scouted a Fulton County tract of woods and thickets and received hunting permission from the property owners. But he didn’t find time to go back to the location until Nov. 20, when one of the landowners sent him a message that he’d spotted several deer behind his house and one of them was a big buck.

“The landowner is not a deer hunter, so he had no idea what he was looking at,” Mr. Maxwell said in a telephone interview. “He thought it was just a big deer.” Full Story

Hunter with Thomson roots getting notice for state record buck 090408 – The McDuffie Mirror