Redemption in the Woods: My Hunt for a Monster Buck

  • Phil's avatar

    Job well done! @Brad he is a beauty

  • Logan's avatar

    Congratulations there bud

  • James's avatar

    Congrats Brad on a STUD!!!! Heck of a story and a way to cap off a tough season. Good for you processing your own deer it is so rewarding and I hope to pass the skill to my kids like my father passed to me. Excellent work!

  • Brad's avatar

    Strong work sir! Congratulations 👊🏻

  • Osborn's avatar

    Great buck and great story Brad!👍

  • Jonathan's avatar

    Congrats man! That’s a stud!

  • Kevin's avatar

    Congrats buddy! Great harvest!

  • John's avatar

    Congrats on the nice kill Brad!

  • Lance's avatar

    Great deer. Congratulations

  • Kory's avatar

    Nice buck @Brad congrats

  • O2's avatar

    Way to go Brad !! 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻

  • Adam's avatar

    Awesome buck! Way to get it done under pressure.

  • Gary's avatar

    Good buck man congrats!!

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  • Larry's avatar

    What a magnificent Buck! Congratulations, Brad. Job, well done.

  • Jim's avatar

    Congrats!! what a beast! way to go brother!

  • Jacob's avatar

    Congrats buddy! Such a good deer.

  • Tom's avatar

    Congratulations! I’m still eating tag soup 🤣

  • Rick's avatar

    Awesome congrats

  • Evan's avatar

    Congratulations Brad! Such a pretty buck! Props on your patience and persistence! Cheers!

  • Ian's avatar

    Congratulations! Sounds like you had a better outcome than I had yesterday! An unreal gong show of truck hunter interference/trespassing resulted in me throwing lead and not getting a dream buck.

  • Appalachian's avatar

    Good job man! Glad to see you getting bloody. Also that's a mighty fine meat scarf you got there!

  • David's avatar

    Hell yeah! Great story on getting this awesome buck. Congratulations my friend, now thats redemption!🦌👍👊

  • Brad's avatar

    @Appalachian thank you for noticing my meat scarf. It means a lot.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Ian jeez that sucks man!

  • Ian's avatar

    @Brad my wife asked me if I was crying last night on the couch. I said I’m trying but no tears are coming out

  • Scotty's avatar

    Outstanding bud, congratulations!

  • Brian's avatar

    What a buck, definitely better than last years. Congratulations! 👊👍

  • John's avatar

    Awesome work brother!!

  • Bruce's avatar

    Good buck,good story. Congrats man

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  • Wade's avatar

    Congratulations bud

  • Richard's avatar

    @Brad nice job buddy

  • Mike's avatar

    Best drug in the world man. Congrats on getting your fix👊

  • EPIC's avatar

    @Brad nice buck! as well as processing yourself. I have done the same all my life. in my opinion, commercially processed game meat accounts for 90% of the reason people dislike it. Are you going to age any of it? I've become extremely particular on how I work my game meat over the years. Well done Sir! EC

  • Steve's avatar

    Awesome buck.. redemption at its finest..nice job!

  • Brad's avatar

    @EPIC I usually don’t Age anything. Any recommendations?

  • Appalachian's avatar

    It's beautiful 😍

  • EPIC's avatar

    @Brad generally speaking...I like 7 days. I will quarter the animal after letting it hang (hide off) for about 24 hours if space and temp allow. then I will hang in my outdoor shed for another 6 days or so. you will loose a small amount of meat due to drying but the end result is well worth. the aging process is a natural tenderizer as well as will accumulate a lot of flavor as the amino acids begin to break the tissue down. older mature deer I will usually go a touch longer. it's important to keep the meat dry and within temp. I currently have a young deer aging now. I know the trophy buck is the sought after harvest but a young buck or doe filet steak thats been aged properly is hands down one of the best steaks you will ever eat!

  • Jeremy's avatar

    That is a great story! Well done.

  • Bob's avatar

    Congratulations! That’s a great buck!

  • Brad's avatar

    @EPIC thanks for the tips!

  • Aaron's avatar

    @Brad Holy shit bro! That’s a great dear good job!

  • Adam D's avatar

    DUDE!!!! NOICE!!!! Congrats man!!!

  • Reel Alaska's avatar

    There ya go 🍻

  • Brandon's avatar

    Just saw your LinkedIn post mentioning the buck pics over here. Man! Glad I popped over to check em out. Congrats!

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  • Tom's avatar

    Awesome man. Congratulations.

  • Brian's avatar

    great story and great buck, awesome job, congrats!!

  • Benita's avatar

    Wow he's beautiful and huge, I really liked your descriptive recollection of the event... I like how mean you look in that photograph...😁🖤💪🏼

  • Jon's avatar

    Nice....congrats on the redemption buck.

  • Ross's avatar

    Way to go Brad! Awesome Buck!

  • JT's avatar

    Great story and great buck! I have had a tough year as well and am still looking for my redemption. Way to keep after it and thanks for giving me some incentive to keep going!

  • Lisa's avatar

    Awesome job, Brad!!! Congratulations!! He is a big un!😊

  • Bradford's avatar

    Wow!!! Congrats!👍🏻🦌

  • Charity's avatar

    Awesome! Great buck! Congrats and love the pic

  • Brad's avatar

    I can’t possibly thank everyone but I’m reading every comment and know I feel the ❤️

  • Jessica's avatar

    Congratulations on a great buck!

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  • Stephen's avatar

    Congratulations Brad!!! Awesome Buck!

  • Andrew's avatar

    Congrats man nice buck

  • Chase's avatar

    Way to go Brad!

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  • Little's avatar

    Congratulations! nice buck indeed!

  • Darrell's avatar

    Congratulations Brad 🦌

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  • Dylan's avatar

    Congratulations and nice buck

  • Dave's avatar

    Congratulations on a great buck !! Nice story! 👊🏼👊🏼

  • Matthew's avatar

    Nice one brad

  • Roy's avatar

    Nice buck and I can taste the difference between well killed deer

  • Amos's avatar

    NICE!!! Congratulations brother!

  • Fran's avatar

    Congrats ! Enjoy the harvest!

  • Steve's avatar

    Great story!!! Total AWESOMENESS!!! Congrats on your trophy!!! 🏆 👏🏻

  • Andrew's avatar

    Nice brad

  • Joe's avatar

    Solid buck, great story!

  • Amy's avatar

    Yesss!! Congrats!! He’s a lot bigger. 🤣🤣 Just means more meat. 🖤👊🏻👊🏻🥃

  • Brad's avatar

    @Amy yeah I’m exhausted after butchering his fat butt too 😂

  • Amy's avatar

    @Brad 🤣🤣🤣I bet. Our doe was SO FAT this year. I’m kinda worried about the winter…

  • Aaron's avatar

    Now it’s time to

  • Review's avatar

    I love the joy!

  • Bo's avatar

    congratulations man that's a great buck

  • Eric's avatar

    Story time in the podcast soon! Really happy for ya! Congrats buddy! What are you cooking up first after you’re done processing him?

  • Tyler's avatar

    Congratulations!! He’s a dandy! I will agree it’s been a tough year. I feel like bucks just now started chasing in my area

  • David's avatar

    Congratulations Brad! That’s a great KY buck. I hope you and your family at home and work have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

  • Brad's avatar

    @David same to you! And thanks.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Eric fresh sirloin

  • Larry's avatar

    Looks delicious!

  • Rick's avatar

    Looks yummy

  • Benita's avatar

    Hey Brad, Happy Thanksgiving... I'm sorry to bother you but I've been trying to upload some holiday pics and videos since last night and they won't post... Is there something wrong with that feature???

  • Brad's avatar

    @Benita no, nothing is off that we know of. Maybe try deleting and reinstalling the app?

  • Benita's avatar

    @Brad Ok, will do... Thanks Brad...🤗

  • EPIC's avatar

    @Benita I've noticed it will do this at times if I'm not on wifi...I've also found that sometimes it has to do with my phone rather than the app. I simply restart my phone and it usually works. if that doesn't, I sign out and back in of GoWild. one of those has always fixed the issue

  • Rick's avatar

    @Brad need to download updated app worked for me

  • Brad's avatar

    @Rick thanks!

  • Benita's avatar

    @EPIC thanks much...☺️

  • Jessica's avatar

    Congratulations on a Monster Buck!

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Brad L


Cofounder, CEO of GoWild Host of UNCENSORED by GoWild podcast Hunter. Outdoorsman. Runner. Family guy. Wild game cook. I love to hunt whitetail, turkeys, doves, and squirrels. Listen to UNCENSORED:

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