Saturday morning – saw a GIANT Saskatchewan mule deer feeding out in field with some other bucks, watched him for over 1 hr in my spotting scope, got some pictures through the Vortex. I knew from the first second I saw him he was a true giant but never had him pinned at what he actually scored! I watched him bed down, went in for the sneak through the standing flax, Got within 43 yards but when he stood up he walked straight away and I had no shot with the bow.
Saturday night – went back to the field just to make sure he was still around and he was right where I saw him last. Left him for the night.
Sunday morning – Went out with Mike Gebhard and he was in the same field and the night previous, waited over an hour for him to bed once he did, we tried the stalk again, well we did get in closer, got within 32 yards waited a bit and he stood up and did it to me again, walked straight away! NO SHOT!!! My heart sank for a second time in 2 days ! What an amazing buck to watch at 32 yards!
Monday morning – I had to be responsible for a couple days and go harvest so I did a drive through the area on the way to the farm and he was again in the same field! There was no wind so it wasn’t as hard leaving him there to go harvest.
Tuesday – WINDY and I was harvesting!!!
Wednesday – planned on going to office in AM then harvesting in PM but I to try and find the giant if I could, I was more then a little consumed by this buck! Well he was in the same field again, he was the most predictable buck I have ever seen, which I was good with. I again spent some quality time with my vortex spotting scope. This time I made sure I knew which way he bedded down so I would be broadside when he stood up. I left my truck at 8:15 and went for the stalk. Half way in the smaller buck with him stood up and ate for a bit so I laid down and let him bed up again. Well this time I got to 28.5 yards and he had no clue I was there, wind in my face, laying broadside to me, now just the patience game, he put me to the test, I was there for over 2.5 hrs kneeling in mud waiting for him to stand.
Now on the search for a whitetail that will look good on the wall beside this one” ~ Dave Fuller
The smaller buck got up again and milled around for probably 20 minutes then the moment of truth, he finally stood up! I was ready and drew and put an arrow in him! He didn’t go 130 yards and 5 minutes later he was dead, I didn’t get back to the truck till 12:45 so safe to say I didn’t make it to the office or harvesting at all that day.
He was one of those giant mule deer that actually grew as I walked up to him!
- Gross non typical score – 259 1/8
- Gross typical frame – 211 7/8
- Net typical frame – 207
- Total net non typical – 254 4/8