Redemption at Last: Bagging the Elusive Buck on the Last Night of Firearms Season

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Whitetail Buck

  • rifle
    method
  • 192 lbs
    weight
  • 72
    body length (in)
  • 9
    antler tines
  • ground / blind
    setup type
  • 16
    antler spread (in)
  • private
    land type
  • 147
    distance (yards)
99 Comments
196 Upvotes
  • Wade's avatar

    Congratulations brother!

  • Jim's avatar

    Congratulations my brother!! That is so awesome and a great reward for perseverance! You make me proud! 😂

  • Mike's avatar

    @Wade thanks Wade! These meals are gonna taste extra good!

  • Mike's avatar

    @Jim hahaha, thanks bro. I’m plum tuckered out🤪

  • Ricky's avatar

    Great buck, congratulations, redemption for sure 👊🏻

  • Mike's avatar

    @Ricky thank you sir👊

  • Ferg's avatar

    Smart thinking man. Wind in your favour and up close. It all paid off man😎

  • Mike's avatar

    @Ferg gotta get aggressive when it’s down to the wire👊

  • Ferg's avatar

    @Mike he got lucky every other way eh

  • Shawn's avatar

    Way to go @Mike! Congrats on a stud of a buck👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @Ferg that’s how the big ones get that way man. The combination of wisdom and luck makes em a challenge for sure.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Shawn thanks my man!👊

  • Ferg's avatar

    @Mike can't underestimate the will to survive eh. Survival habits.
    I bet it made for an epic hunt

  • Chuck's avatar

    Congrats Mike! Redemption or as they said in Tombstone it ain’t redemption he is after it’s a reckoning!

  • Mike's avatar

    @Chuck thanks Chuck! And that’s fitting🤣👊

  • Jacob's avatar

    Yes!! Congrats buddy!

  • Mike's avatar

    @Jacob thanks dude, now I can sleep knowing that walleye camp will have goose and venison pastrami grinders again 🤤

  • Casey's avatar

    👍🏼well done 👊🏼

  • Tom's avatar

    Awesome, brother! Congrats on a great buck!🦌🙌🏻

  • James's avatar

    My man! What a hammer of a buck! Didn’t doubt for a second you were going to get a chance at him. Congratulations sir! 🥃👊

  • Jimmy's avatar

    Congrats Mike!

  • Tom's avatar

    Congratulations!

  • Mervin's avatar

    Wow!! Beautiful buck. Congratulations and way to stick to your guns and risk eating a tag sandwich. Definitely a buck worth the risk.

  • Cameron's avatar

    Congratulations!

  • Mike's avatar

    @Casey thank you sir👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @Tom thanks Tom👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @James thanks bro, I was cautiously confident, but what a relief. Just ate the loins and that’s definitely the reason for the season..

  • Mike's avatar

    @Jimmy thanks buddy, Cameron inspired me to stick it out 💪👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @Tom thx Tom!

  • Mike's avatar

    @Mervin he was definitely the most consistent, inconsistent buck I’ve ever hunted🤪

  • Mike's avatar

    @Cameron thanks Cameron👊

  • Mervin's avatar

    @Mike I’m snacking on my Kansas tag right now. We called the hunt early and are driving right now to Ohio for a few days.

  • Gobbler Knob's avatar

    To the victor goes the spoils. Well done, bro!! 😎🥃🥃🥃

  • Mike's avatar

    @Mervin that’s hunting bro, good luck in Ohio!

  • Mike's avatar

    @Gobbler I see it ran out of space and didn’t include the last sentence….🤬. I think a blind call 10 minutes earlier with the Impersonator helped convince him!

  • Cameron's avatar

    @Mike You are welcome.

  • David's avatar

    Nice one Mike!

  • Mason's avatar

    Congrats brother! Very nice buck!!!👊👍

  • Mike's avatar

    @David thanks David👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @Mason thanks man, slim pickings this year, but I’ll take it any year 👍

  • Gobbler Knob's avatar

    @Mike that’s awesome!

  • Tom's avatar

    Congratulations young man. Persistence pays off.

  • Tyler's avatar

    Congratulations 💪💪

  • Mike's avatar

    @Tom Thanks Tom, not feeling so young after lifting and processing it..🤣

  • Mike's avatar

    @Tyler 👊

  • David's avatar

    Redemption sums it all up. I knew that you got him as soon as I saw the notification and before I read this. After all of that you finally got him and down to damn near the last minute.
    I can see why you were determined to get him no matter what. He's definitely something to be proud of. Congratulations!🥃👍👊

  • David's avatar

    @Mike bet you felt young after eating those loins!😁

  • Jimmy's avatar

    @Mike love that ❤️

  • Cory's avatar

    Congrats man. He is a great buck. All great bucks are worth the long hours and challenges you face when trying to punch a tag.

  • Mike's avatar

    @David definitely made it all worth it 👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @Cory no doubt brother👊

  • Derek's avatar

    Beautiful buck and a hell of a shot, too! Congratulations!

  • Jon's avatar

    Congratulations Mike. Very nice deer.

  • James's avatar

    @Mike can’t beat fresh loins and fresh heart, if you didn’t obliterate it with the shot. Makes all that hard work worth it for sure!

  • Mike's avatar

    @Derek thanks bro, hopefully it remains my longest shot here for many moons👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @Jon thanks!

  • Mike's avatar

    @James thanks man, both survived it well🤤

  • William's avatar

    Way go mike awesome buck👊

  • John's avatar

    Hung in there and got the ole boy 👊 Congrats on the kill

  • Jarrod's avatar

    Just a matter of time!! Congrats brother 👍

  • Mike's avatar

    @William thank you sir👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @John thanks man👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @Jarrod I was sweating it man, thanks 👊

  • Rebecca's avatar

    Go Mike! He was worth the wait for sure.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Rebecca thanks Rebecca 👊

  • Doug's avatar

    Nice buck congrats

  • Mike's avatar

    @Doug thanks Doug👊

  • Thomas's avatar

    Congratulations I told you he would slip up

  • Mike's avatar

    @Thomas yes sir, you sure did! Thanks!

  • Myles's avatar

    Congratulations!

  • Mike's avatar

    @Myles thanks man👊

  • Dave's avatar

    Congratulations mike 🦌👊🏽

  • Mike's avatar

    @Dave thanks Dave👊

  • Michael's avatar

    That's a stud man congrats

  • Michael's avatar

    Look at your followers btw

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  • Darrin's avatar

    Congratulations on the grind man! Way to stick it out! I feel your story in my soul, haha I've had the same type of season.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Michael thanks man, hahaha, I guess it was in the numbers!🤣👊. I hadn’t looked at that in months. Crazy….

  • Mike's avatar

    @Darrin thanks Darrin, and I see yours paid off HUGE! Congratulations again, that’s a very well deserved giant!

  • Darrin's avatar

    @Mike thanks Mike!

  • Kyle's avatar

    Congrats man! Nice buck!

  • Mike's avatar

    @Kyle thanks man, he was definitely my best option this year and I’m a happy hunter👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @O2 now we’re even🤪

  • John's avatar

    Sweet! Congrats Mike, what a TOAD!

  • Mike's avatar

    @John thanks John!

  • Donovan's avatar

    Exxxcelllennntttt

  • Mike's avatar

    @Donovan 👊🥃

  • Robert's avatar

    Nice one

  • Mike's avatar

    @Robert thanks Robert👊

  • Phil's avatar

    He’s a beauty @Mike Congrats Brother!

  • Blue River's avatar

    Congratulations Mike!

  • Mike's avatar

    @Phil thanks Philly Goat! 🤣👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @Blue appreciate it man, congrats on your guys’ season also!

  • Casi's avatar

    you shot your buck on my birthday! 🤘

  • Mike's avatar

    @Casi well… HAPPY belated birthday!👊

  • Appalachian's avatar

    👊

  • Mike's avatar

    @Appalachian 🦌👊

  • John's avatar

    Congratulations!!

  • Mike's avatar

    @John thanks!👊

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