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Buck #28

Hunter:    Mike Yira             

Score:     130 3/8"

Points:     10 points

Weight:    186 lbs

Date:       October 8, 2003

Location: Wisconsin

Method:   archery

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I had an exceptional Wisconsin opening archery weekend.  I wasn't prepared and did not even go out Sat. morning but the afternoon hunt made up for that.  I was in a tree by 3:30 pm and at 5pm I started to see deer.  The first two that came by were two nice bucks, one being a seven pointer that was still in full velvet and the other a 18" wide 6 pointer (should have been an eight but did not have brow tines).  Wish I would have brought the camcorder to record all of their antics.  Then a doe and two fawns came by. With 45 min. to go in the first night, and 60 yards north of me I saw flickers of more deer heading out to the corn field.  There were two more bucks and they came right in to the oak area I was sitting in to feed on acorns before going out to the corn in the daylight.  The first, a nice white racked eight and the second, a dandy 10 pointer.  The ten came in to range and stopped at 15 yards to eat an acorn.  That was the opportunity I needed to come to full draw and get off a shot .  He went maybe 20 yards then collapsed.  Wow, I was shaking like a leaf. Spent the next day cutting up the fresh venison.  He weighed 186 pounds, what a brute.  Green scored the rack at 132 6/8ths inches with 2 3/8ths inches of deductions.  Eighteen inches wide and over four inch bases. Final net score is 130 3/8ths which after the 30 drying time should easily meet the 125" min. required to enter into the Pope and Young Wis. Archery record book.  All I can say is wow.  Now it is does only and try and put my dad and good friend on a buck. I'm on the left and to the right is my best friend and hunting partner Rich Montana.