The name 9-Lives isn't a name given to a buck at a young age. It's a name that's earned and one that carries a lot of weight. The story of 9-Lives starts back in 2013 before he had earned the name. Over the course of the next few years this buck would grow into a buck that was highly targeted yet he constantly managed to avoid making a mistake at the right time. Finally after 3 years, he made his last and only mistake and Mike was able to take advantage.