2013 Wisconsin Archery Whitetail

bbearhntr

Handloader
Apr 10, 2011
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Gun season isn't here yet so I took my Mathews bow for a hunt on Sat. I wasn't in the stand long when I saw a buck coming my way. It was a main frame 8pt with a busted main beam just ahead of his G2. He crossed in front of my stand at 40 yds and I gave a couple of soft grunts to him. He proceeded to turn on a dime and walk straight to me. He stopped at 15 yds and stared over the ridge he had just come. I slowly looked over my shoulder to see a larger buck approaching from behind me. The new buck stopped at a scrape 20 yds away and proceeded to freshen it while I drew my bow. He took 4 more steps and I released my arrow. The shot was through both lungs and I watched the buck fall a mere 60 yds later. He is the widest buck I have ever harvested @21 7/8 " inside.
 

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joelkdouglas

Handloader
Jun 5, 2011
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Nice wide buck. I hear Wisconsin doesn't have many bucks right now due to an attempted eradication of CWD or something to that effect.
 

bbearhntr

Handloader
Apr 10, 2011
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That is in an area in the southern portion of the state. Their efforts have proven futile for over 10 years now. There are a lot of land owners that outwardly oppose the DNR's attempt to eradicate the entire herd.
 

DrMike

Ballistician
Nov 8, 2006
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You've done very well with that buck; he is a dandy, for sure. Congratulations.
 

SJB358

Ballistician
Dec 24, 2006
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Wow! Great buck! What a monster and with a bow! Congrats buddy! That's an awesome buck!
 

JD338

Range Officer
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Nov 4, 2004
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That is a nice buck for sure, congratulations.

JD338
 
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