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November 16, 2006

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BuckTracker: Lucky Ain't In It ...

Long-time contributing editor and whitetail expert Scott Bestul has his finger on the pulse of the deer hunting world, and he’s always one of the first to know when someone bags a monster. He’ll be keeping us updated regularly, so keep an eye on this page.

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Hey Dave: Here's a monster that my friend Steve Snow recently shot in southern Iowa. This buck grosses 214" non-typical. But the real kicker is that one week later he shot another giant deer that grossed 204" (not shown). This is an incredible feat; kind of like hitting two grand slams, both in the 7th game of the world series. Unbelievable!
Scott

Comments

how many pionts is that buck.

how many pionts is that buck.

scott

I believe Steve told me the buck had 23 scorable points. He had watched this big non-typical all summer. The buck liked feeding in a remote alfalfa field in the evening...and that's exactly where Steve shot him in mid-October.

scott

I believe Steve told me the buck had 23 scorable points. He had watched this big non-typical all summer. The buck liked feeding in a remote alfalfa field in the evening...and that's exactly where Steve shot him in mid-October.

How about a picture of the other buck? Is that one available to see anywhere?

Scott

We're anxiously awaiting a photo of the second buck from Steve's son Isaac, the computer guru in the family. Buck #2 was actually well-known to Steve and Isaac, a deer they nicknamed "Mr. Nasty." They had sheds from him for four consecutive years and figured he was about 6-1/2 years old. Will forward the photos when I get them!
Scott

josh

Well, at least these are great examples of what age, genetics, and quality habitats like those of Iowa will give you.

Ethan Thomas

Man you killed a trophybuck.Bigger than my 4 point.




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