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Hunter: Ted Wawrzyniak
Score: 119 0/8"
Points: 8 points
Date: September 27, 2004
Location: Marshall County, Minnesota
I had shot a doe the night before, so I was going
to wait this night out for the big one. I was hunting over a corn field
that had a Frigid Forage food plot planted between me and the corn field.
Throughout the course of the night, I saw several deer, including 4 small
yearling bucks. The biggest being a basket racked 8 pointer. About
10 minutes before the end of legal shooting hours, I heard some commotion behind
me. I looked down the edge of the woods and I saw 6 bucks coming in!
The funny thing was that each one was bigger and bigger. The first buck
was a fork horn and I could see the buck on the end as well. All I could
see was horns. He was definitely a shooter! As each one stepped out,
I anticipated the last one the most. It seemed like an eternity, but he
finally stepped out and I made a perfect double lung shot at 18 yards. He
ran less than 75 yards and fell over. When it was all over, I looked back
at the night's events and it seemed more clear than ever. Dead deer don't
grow and if I had shot the first buck I saw, I would never had a chance at this
one. Let Him Go So He Can Grow!!!!!!!!