Bagging a Buck with My Muzzle Loader: A Close Encounter in the Woods

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Whitetail Buck

  • muzzleloader
  • 161 lbs
  • 11
    antler tines
  • saddle
    setup type
  • 16
    antler spread (in)
  • private
    land type
  • 12
    distance (yards)
  • Darrin's avatar

    I gathered my stuff from my tree, got down and reloaded the muzzy. As i walked up i was in disbelief that a deer that I had hunted hard for 3 years, over a hundred sits, from 80 degree early season hunts to minus 30 late season hail Mary's, burning PTO, and investing countless weekends in the pursuit of a southern Minnesota stud, he was laying right in front of me. Very grateful for the opportunity to chase this buck and fill my tag and my freezer. Green score of 153 4/8 over 5 inch bases and over 4 inches of mass throughout. Just from guessing I would think this buck is about 6 years old. For southern Minnesota, with an average deer age of 2, he's a relic. This old dude has a spot already picked out for him in the wall. Left the successful calling card in the field for the coyotes and critters and that is a hell of a feeling to close out my season

  • Kyle's avatar

    Great story, appreciate the details. I can't tell you how many times I've spooked deer on my way to the stand only to kill one minutes later. They just don't always spook that hard.

  • Tom's avatar

    Congratulations! Great buck

  • Mike's avatar

    Congrats man, helluva Minnesota monarch👍

  • Dave's avatar

    Happy for you , congratulations

  • Zach's avatar

    Congrats man that's a stud!

  • Tyler's avatar

    Nice job congratulations 💪💪

  • Darrin's avatar

    @Kyle im pretty sure the deer that blew was a forky or a doe near that bedding, but getting out to the stand with an hour to kill has always been the ticket for me, but I agree, it's not always doom and gloom when you hear a deer blow

  • Darrin's avatar

    @Tom thank you sir 👊

  • Darrin's avatar

    @Mike thanks, I appreciate it. Hes a brute💪

  • Darrin's avatar

    @Dave thanks Dave!

  • Darrin's avatar

    @Zach thank you Zach!

  • Darrin's avatar

    @Tyler thank you Tyler

  • Rob's avatar

    Congrats and thanks for sharing your story!

  • Darrin's avatar

    @Rob thank you Rob! Definitely a Rollercoaster if a season so far.

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Hunting whitetail deer is favorite thing to do in the outdoors, but I also enjoy fishing, bird hunting, riding atv, really anything that gets me out of the house and out in nature and showing my kids the gifts of the outdoors every step of the way.

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