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Monster 21-Point Backyard Buck Photographed Hanging Out in Wisconsin Town

November 15, 2012
Monster 21-Point Backyard Buck Photographed Hanging Out in Wisconsin Town - 4

Just days before the Wisconsin gun deer season, photos of this buck (nicknamed Jeff) hit the Internet. This incredible, 21-point buck was photographed hanging out in Wausau, a town of 134,000 people.

Posters on Facebook and forums argued that the buck was a fraud or photoshopped, but Charles Burger, the man who took these photos and the Wausau Daily Herald stand by the legitimacy of the shots.

This from the Daily Herald: "Rumors of the big buck in Rib Mountain just blocks from mega chain stores such as Wal-Mart persisted for years. Occasional sightings by people and images captured on trail cameras kept the story alive.

Michele Norrbom, 45, of Wausau lived in the buck’s Rib Mountain neighborhood for six years before moving last fall. She said the deer, which was given the name “Jeff,” hung out in empty wooded lots and backyards. Norrbom said “Jeff” was seen a year ago with an arrow in it, and some residents worried that the deer had died."

But obviously, Jeff is still alive and well. As a personal side note, Wausau is about 30 miles away from where I'll be hunting in Wisconsin this weekend. Maybe I'll have to make a run into town …

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from Jen Sintzel wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Now.. people in that area need to go out and find those shed antlers someplace! Wow!

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from Jen Sintzel wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

It completely makes sense that a monster buck like this would be in an urban or suburban area. No hunting.. a chance to grow up larger and not be shot at as a button buck or yearling.. there are some monsters out here in the suburbs that I have seen in backyards. One of the largest racks I have seen is on a buck that lives behind a grocery store in a very busy part of Buffalo, NY. When people keep developing and encroaching on their habitat, the deer make do.

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from Catpool9 wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Beautiful looking animal!, like those dark horns!

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from HBhunter wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Goldenrod and Bittersweet ;)

Good luck!

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from HBhunter wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Goldenrod and Bittersweet ;)

Good luck!

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from Catpool9 wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Beautiful looking animal!, like those dark horns!

David H.

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from Jen Sintzel wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

It completely makes sense that a monster buck like this would be in an urban or suburban area. No hunting.. a chance to grow up larger and not be shot at as a button buck or yearling.. there are some monsters out here in the suburbs that I have seen in backyards. One of the largest racks I have seen is on a buck that lives behind a grocery store in a very busy part of Buffalo, NY. When people keep developing and encroaching on their habitat, the deer make do.

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from Jen Sintzel wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Now.. people in that area need to go out and find those shed antlers someplace! Wow!

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