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Deer of the Year: The Thanksgiving Buck

July 23, 2014

Editor's Note: We're highlighting all of the bucks that ran in August's Deer of the Year feature. Each week we'll post the full story and extra photos right here on the BBZ blog.

Like so many other legendary deer, Gregory Krapfl’s monster marsh buck fell to dumb luck and great shooting. 

Krapfl spent Thanksgiving morning with his two sons hunting Wisconsin’s Horicon Marsh. The wetland is well-known in the waterfowl world—it’s one of the largest freshwater marshes in the country and is a major stop for migrating greenheads and Canadas—but this morning the Krapfls were after whitetails. 

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