Season 3

Huckleberry

Huckleberry

Kansas

October 3, 2012

Score 183 5/8

“This was probably the most rewarding hunt I’ve ever had! This deer appeared on my Moultrie Cams in July and I knew right

away he was my “Huckleberry.” I dedicated my time to Huckleberry throughout the fall in Kansas.

I began chasing Huckleberry on September 17th and it wasn’t until the night of October 3rd that I would finally lay my eyes on him.

I had a 21 mph south wind and I slipped in from the backdoor that night. I waded the Arkansas River and tip toed 25 yards to the “set” that I call the funnel set. As the night progressed I saw over 10 bucks, but still no Huckleberry.

With the sun just beginning to set, I caught movement and sure enough here come Huckleberry! I quickly grabbed my Bear bow and clipped my TruFire release on. He was coming from the right and as he crossed in front of me, I stopped him at 26 yards. I sent the Easton arrow only to see it hit very low. My thought was “too low”!! But as I watched the deer run I could tell it was a lethal hit. He tipped over right in front of me and the celebrating began. 17 straight days of hunting with only 1 sighting and now Huckleberry was lying right in front of me!!”

Canada Buck

Canada Buck

Alberta, Canada

September 6, 2012

Score 155

“This buck came from the most unexpected place! We were set up in a little wood lot not far from some alfalfa and we were watching to our left where we thought all the deer would come from.

With 2 hours of light left in the day, a buck appeared to our right and was straight down wind. I quickly grabbed my Bear Archery bow, because it was definitely a shooter. The Code Blue “Elimiscent” did its job because he walked to 5 yards and I sent an Easton FMJ right through the rib cage. The deer ran 150 yards and fell over. I will never forget the beautiful scene of this deer walking through that pretty lush green grass!!”

Lucky

Lucky

NW Oklahoma

November 17, 2012

Score 183 5/8

Non Typical 171 6/8

“Lucky is probably the most visible “Booner” I ever chased. Over a 2 year span, I had more than a dozen encounters with him. He was a true ladies man and was always on the prowl.

I finally caught up with him on the morning of November 17. I had a gusty, nasty wind out of the south and we were perched up in a cottonwood in the river bottoms of NW Oklahoma. I saw Lucky at 400 yards, by himself, and began to call him with my Knight & Hale Pack Rack. The wind was blowing too hard for him to hear my calls and I needed a miracle! A miracle was exactly what I got. A cow spooked Lucky and he started to head back in our direction. I called to him when he got to 200 yards and he responded! Now on a fast walk heading right for us, I began to grab my CVA Accura MR Muzzleloader and prepare for a shot. He came to 90 yards before I hollered through the gusty winds to make him stop. I held my breath and squeezed the trigger and Lucky dropped!! I knew it was a true blessing from the man upstairs. Lucky scored 183 5/8 exactly the same as Huckleberry. I think it was God reminding me…”It was all Him!” Lucky had approximately 4 inches of main beam broke off or the final score would have been 187 4/8.”

Wallahachie Buck

Wallahachie Buck

Kansas

October 14, 2012

Score 155

 

“To get to see a 300 lb whitetail deer is one thing but to get to hunt one is another story!

This buck was very visible but hard to get into bow range. On October 14th, I got the consistent NW wind to go into a set that was promising to have some good bucks in front of me. As the night progressed I had multiple bucks come by on their way to the soy beans that were some 80 yards behind me. With 45 minutes left in the evening, I looked up and saw the buck I had been hunting. He was on a trail heading right for me. The buck got to within 31 yards and stopped on his own giving me a perfect broadside shot. My Easton arrow hit its’ mark and the buck went a short 100 yards before tipping over. I said to myself, I played the wind right and this is the reward. A legend buck on our Kansas farm, and a hunt that won’t be forgotten.”

Texas 7x6 Buck

Texas 7×6 Buck

Texas

December 7, 2012

Score 165

“Well it’s my favorite place in the world and for good reason! South Texas at its finest! I started this hunt out chasing a massive, non typical, I called “Big Boss.” With over 25 days logged and no sightings, I began to change it up some. I went into a brand new area, put up an Ameristep Blind and decided to hunt it mid-day the following day.

The plan came together as a doe popped out from my left and right behind her was a true buck of a lifetime! A 7×6, fully mature buck and he didn’t have a care in the world. I came to full draw with my Bear bow and sent an Easton arrow his way. 40 yards later, the arrow hit its’ mark and I had a 165” deer on the ground. Jeff Danker commented, “Decisions throughout the season can make or break you and in this case, Chipper definitely made the right decision!!”

Nebraska Buck

Nebraska Buck

Nebraska

2012

Score 128

“Chipper and I rolled into Nebraska with one thing on our mind…to put a mature buck on the ground!

It was rifle season and we were bowhunting a small piece of property that paralleled the Platte River. As I made my way into the stand that morning, I knew I had a perfect entry, a perfect wind, and the calendar was right for bucks to be on the move.

After daylight, we had seen very little movement. At 7:45 Brandon Adams, my field producer, whispered “Big Buck Coming!” I looked up and knew it was a shooter. The buck was at 60 yards and closing! I grabbed my Bear bow and clipped on my TruFire release immediately. I stopped the deer at seven yards and the Easton FMJ hit its mark. The buck went 150 yards and fell over. It was a great hunt that I will never forget.”

 

Big 9

Big 9

NW Oklahoma

2012

Score 145

“I had been hunting the Wallahachie all week and it was slow. I decided to go to a brand new spot the next morning hoping the short distance and the lack of pressure might provide a different outcome from the past days. After a 500 yard walk in with a perfect access and wind I was fairly confident in the new view from a top the cottonwood.

Sure enough, shortly after the first light, a long tined, big frame, 9 point was heading directly toward the tree. I grabbed my Bear Bow as the deer now was at 60 yards, making a scrape. I waited patiently and then the Big 9 continued in my direction. I came to full draw and the deer stopped on his own. I released an Easton arrow and it struck true! The deer piled up a couple hundred yards away and I was all smiles!”