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Hunter: Matt Lindquist
Score: 86 2/8"
Points: 8 points
Date: November 1993
Location: Northern Minnesota
Method: 7mm bolt
I was hunting with my dad and my brother on the first rifle weekend. I found a ton of deer tracks in the snow and decided to climb a small oak tree that overlooked a little open area. At about 9 am I saw movement to my right. There were two deer heading for the clearing. I noticed that the first one was a nice buck and I estimated it had 8 points. I waited to get a good look at the second one since he was only about 20 yards behind. Once I saw that the second buck had only 6 antler points, I focused my attention back to the first deer. He was still to my right and I wasn't very mobile in my stand, so I decided to take a left handed shot. He was walking slowly as I carefully squeezed off a shot. He ran only 15 yards and dropped while the second buck disappeared into the brush. Later, while gutting him out, I looked up to see that the 6 pointer had come back to investigate. He snorted and took off.
The next day Mike got a 6 pointer in the same general area. I think it was the same one I saw, but it's hard to say. This year marked the second time that both Mike and I had taken a deer one day apart.