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A Boy's Buck

A Boy's Buck

Wisconsin Youth Deer Season pays big dividends for a 15 year old.
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from Deerhunter25 wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

That is a fantastic buck. I think that I would turn down the replica. You can't replace the real thing. I was wondering what the score was. Northmichhunter is right what is Cabela's going to do with the real thing. They sould of taken the replica. Congrats!

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from turkey777 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Lets hope one comes by me...

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from abfreddie64 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

i "topped" out this year also. In Pa we don't get moster bucks like WI. We have a cabin and the biggest anyone has gotten in our "group" was an 8 pointer and that was about 10 years ago. I come in on my 3rd year of hunting and get a 13 pointer! It had 8 on just one side!! so i don't honestly think ill ever get bigger in PA, but even the 2 years i didn't get anything i had fun. I will continue to hunt forever, and shoot what i can. It's about the thrill of the hunt not just the "trophy" I will have no problem shooting a doe or a 3 pointer, I still use the meat and get an awesome time out in the woods

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from RootKevin wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

I like the, "Youth hunts are great" part of the story most. Kids are the future to carry on heritage of hunting and love of the outdoors. Awesome buck too though :-). I like seeing kids being taken out on these adventures and seeing that passed on.

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from TexasGuy wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

In reference to the $61,000 being offered. Why would you being a magazine risk your reputation of not providing accurate information, especially if it's off the internet, without confirming. It doesn't take that long, it didn't take me long. Like everything else off the internet, unless it is from a legit source such as a reliable organization, newpaper or magazine (in your case I will have to exclude you), is suspect to being embellished or false. I am tired of people passing around internet stories, and the ones I see many times have no basis and are passed along as true. Yes this 15 year old did shoot this trophy buck. And I congradulate him. There is no offer for $25,000 or $61,000, there never was. I checked with the Prairie du Chien Cabela's store. This is according to Randy, the Events Coordinator.
A good rule of thumb, if it's off the internet, and it's hard to believe, without you yourself confirming the information, you could be passing along untruthful information. Why am I so concerned here, it goes beyond, this deer story. We are all getting these internet stories, and it would be nice to be able to rely on them. But sadly if it's hard to believe, and you don't check your sources, it is more than likely embellished at best. And if you forward the message you are responsible for passing along embellished or untruthful information. Let's all be a little more responsible here with the internet articles.

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from seth wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

I just heard that this young man shot another wall mounter off his family's land this morning, Thanksgiving. So apparently he is not a fly by night hunter!!!!!

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from GRIPNRIP wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Awesome buck, it makes me wonder how would it feel if one of your very first bucks were that big? Are you devoted to a life a chasing bigger ones? Congrats dude!

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from Buck Master270 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Extreamly nice buck and congrats. I know i have seen the price of some deer before and i would have said no to the $25000 but for the $61000 i dont know it would have been a tough call i prob would have tried to work it with cabela's and get some free gear and stuff along with it but that much money for that rack would have been nice and i am kinda shocked that they would take it straight there to show them and not take any money. well i hope i get one like that some day and again congrats!!!

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from avoidthewife21 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

i agree with alot of you.but wat seth just said hots the nail on the head.why judge the family the kid or the money he has done something that none of use have done.My dad goes by i will shoot one bigger then one i have shot its ben nine years now and he has yet to shot one. its not about the size of the buck as much as it is the thrill of the hunt right.Everone has there own veiw of hunting and what they call huntin. my brother in law who is nine find a shed that scores 15 he thinks hes got the biggest horn in the woods me there nothing i have sheds that score over 200 in my living room the point is remember what it was like on your first hunt not being able to even draw your bow back your shakin so bad

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from seth wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Kody,
From what I understand the family works very hard in their family owned business for their money. (The business was built from the bottom up,they were not given it,) unlike car companies and agriculture, they do not get bailed out or given checks from the government when the economy/ weather do not cooperate. So don't assume that people don't appreciate the dollar. As for the money, if it were offered, it's the boy's buck. Condsider what he wants.

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I called the Prairie Du Chen Cabelas, according to the manager there they made no such offer.
Fun story anyway.
What deer could ever be worth that much?

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from seth wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Seth was actually only 12 years old. Remember don't believe everything that you read on the internet!!! The buck and the boy are real- Most of the stories are not!!!!!!

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from Kody wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I think you are right on target with that comment northmichhunter. How do you top that deer even if you hunted for the rest of your life... The massive buck that my brother and I had tried for a couple of seasons to shoot eluded us at every turn. It was on the family farm so we knew the lay of the land and often where he was bedded... we still only managed fleeting glances at him. He was shot by a kid standing broadside in a field visible from the road. It was one of the kid's first outings hunting. It still bugs me to think about so your comment hits home.. That big buck is still waiting out there for me and that kid would be pushing the odds to even see such an animal again!! Sour grapes I guess, but it works for me!

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from northmichhunter wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I feel kinda bad for this young man! Any of us hunters know how hard it would be to top that outside of a fence. good luck in the future. I know for myself i will only shoot bigger than what i have already taken. Maybe just have to go the other way shoot smaller and smaller until your at a small 8 point. nice job

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from northmichhunter wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

take 20k and let Cabelas make the replica for there store, you keep the deer

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from neuman23 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure those photo's were taken at Cabela's. The building looks similiar to all of the Cabela's I have been to. and as for taking the money....that could go towards a lot of "once in a lifetime hunts" around the world...

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from pjsabella wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Simply put...memories are priceless

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from Jerod Henderson wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

yeah it wouldnt of took me more then about 5 seconds to say yes to 61,000, plus a replica, I mean you have the deer replica plus 61000 dollars on top of being able to go see your deer anytime.. but then again keeping its just as good too

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from Kody wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Decisions involving that much money usually come down to how much money you have in the first place. If this young man is parked in front of the family home it looks pretty upscale and there are a couple of quads on the porch. They value the buck just as anyone but are likely in a position to value the keepsake more than money. It is an odd notion but most people with money think less about it than people without, especially those who have earned every dime. Considering it takes sense to make the dollars, you would expects some commonsense to be used in spending the dollars. Clearly, these folks have options open to them, that in itself makes for clear headed decision making. My mind is pretty clear - the $60,000 would be in the bank the next day!!

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from Yoda wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Wow that is an awesome buck, good for him. Tough call on the money though.

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from patrick88 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

hes one proud young man and well he should be.great buck!

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from Casey Walker wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

That 61000 invested right would have went a long way towards his college education. Throw in a replica mount I would have made the deal.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

That would be a tough call. To get a replica AND the $61,000... I know what my wife would want, and I could use that kind of cash. I can only hope that I might face that dilemma sometime in the future.

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from northmichhunter wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

take 20k and let Cabelas make the replica for there store, you keep the deer

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from seth wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Kody,
From what I understand the family works very hard in their family owned business for their money. (The business was built from the bottom up,they were not given it,) unlike car companies and agriculture, they do not get bailed out or given checks from the government when the economy/ weather do not cooperate. So don't assume that people don't appreciate the dollar. As for the money, if it were offered, it's the boy's buck. Condsider what he wants.

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from avoidthewife21 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

i agree with alot of you.but wat seth just said hots the nail on the head.why judge the family the kid or the money he has done something that none of use have done.My dad goes by i will shoot one bigger then one i have shot its ben nine years now and he has yet to shot one. its not about the size of the buck as much as it is the thrill of the hunt right.Everone has there own veiw of hunting and what they call huntin. my brother in law who is nine find a shed that scores 15 he thinks hes got the biggest horn in the woods me there nothing i have sheds that score over 200 in my living room the point is remember what it was like on your first hunt not being able to even draw your bow back your shakin so bad

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from Buck Master270 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Extreamly nice buck and congrats. I know i have seen the price of some deer before and i would have said no to the $25000 but for the $61000 i dont know it would have been a tough call i prob would have tried to work it with cabela's and get some free gear and stuff along with it but that much money for that rack would have been nice and i am kinda shocked that they would take it straight there to show them and not take any money. well i hope i get one like that some day and again congrats!!!

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from GRIPNRIP wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Awesome buck, it makes me wonder how would it feel if one of your very first bucks were that big? Are you devoted to a life a chasing bigger ones? Congrats dude!

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from Casey Walker wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

That 61000 invested right would have went a long way towards his college education. Throw in a replica mount I would have made the deal.

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from Kody wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Decisions involving that much money usually come down to how much money you have in the first place. If this young man is parked in front of the family home it looks pretty upscale and there are a couple of quads on the porch. They value the buck just as anyone but are likely in a position to value the keepsake more than money. It is an odd notion but most people with money think less about it than people without, especially those who have earned every dime. Considering it takes sense to make the dollars, you would expects some commonsense to be used in spending the dollars. Clearly, these folks have options open to them, that in itself makes for clear headed decision making. My mind is pretty clear - the $60,000 would be in the bank the next day!!

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from neuman23 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure those photo's were taken at Cabela's. The building looks similiar to all of the Cabela's I have been to. and as for taking the money....that could go towards a lot of "once in a lifetime hunts" around the world...

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from northmichhunter wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I feel kinda bad for this young man! Any of us hunters know how hard it would be to top that outside of a fence. good luck in the future. I know for myself i will only shoot bigger than what i have already taken. Maybe just have to go the other way shoot smaller and smaller until your at a small 8 point. nice job

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from seth wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Seth was actually only 12 years old. Remember don't believe everything that you read on the internet!!! The buck and the boy are real- Most of the stories are not!!!!!!

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I called the Prairie Du Chen Cabelas, according to the manager there they made no such offer.
Fun story anyway.
What deer could ever be worth that much?

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from Bo wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

That would be a tough call. To get a replica AND the $61,000... I know what my wife would want, and I could use that kind of cash. I can only hope that I might face that dilemma sometime in the future.

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from patrick88 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

hes one proud young man and well he should be.great buck!

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from Yoda wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Wow that is an awesome buck, good for him. Tough call on the money though.

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from Jerod Henderson wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

yeah it wouldnt of took me more then about 5 seconds to say yes to 61,000, plus a replica, I mean you have the deer replica plus 61000 dollars on top of being able to go see your deer anytime.. but then again keeping its just as good too

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from pjsabella wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Simply put...memories are priceless

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from Kody wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I think you are right on target with that comment northmichhunter. How do you top that deer even if you hunted for the rest of your life... The massive buck that my brother and I had tried for a couple of seasons to shoot eluded us at every turn. It was on the family farm so we knew the lay of the land and often where he was bedded... we still only managed fleeting glances at him. He was shot by a kid standing broadside in a field visible from the road. It was one of the kid's first outings hunting. It still bugs me to think about so your comment hits home.. That big buck is still waiting out there for me and that kid would be pushing the odds to even see such an animal again!! Sour grapes I guess, but it works for me!

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from seth wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

I just heard that this young man shot another wall mounter off his family's land this morning, Thanksgiving. So apparently he is not a fly by night hunter!!!!!

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from TexasGuy wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

In reference to the $61,000 being offered. Why would you being a magazine risk your reputation of not providing accurate information, especially if it's off the internet, without confirming. It doesn't take that long, it didn't take me long. Like everything else off the internet, unless it is from a legit source such as a reliable organization, newpaper or magazine (in your case I will have to exclude you), is suspect to being embellished or false. I am tired of people passing around internet stories, and the ones I see many times have no basis and are passed along as true. Yes this 15 year old did shoot this trophy buck. And I congradulate him. There is no offer for $25,000 or $61,000, there never was. I checked with the Prairie du Chien Cabela's store. This is according to Randy, the Events Coordinator.
A good rule of thumb, if it's off the internet, and it's hard to believe, without you yourself confirming the information, you could be passing along untruthful information. Why am I so concerned here, it goes beyond, this deer story. We are all getting these internet stories, and it would be nice to be able to rely on them. But sadly if it's hard to believe, and you don't check your sources, it is more than likely embellished at best. And if you forward the message you are responsible for passing along embellished or untruthful information. Let's all be a little more responsible here with the internet articles.

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from RootKevin wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

I like the, "Youth hunts are great" part of the story most. Kids are the future to carry on heritage of hunting and love of the outdoors. Awesome buck too though :-). I like seeing kids being taken out on these adventures and seeing that passed on.

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from abfreddie64 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

i "topped" out this year also. In Pa we don't get moster bucks like WI. We have a cabin and the biggest anyone has gotten in our "group" was an 8 pointer and that was about 10 years ago. I come in on my 3rd year of hunting and get a 13 pointer! It had 8 on just one side!! so i don't honestly think ill ever get bigger in PA, but even the 2 years i didn't get anything i had fun. I will continue to hunt forever, and shoot what i can. It's about the thrill of the hunt not just the "trophy" I will have no problem shooting a doe or a 3 pointer, I still use the meat and get an awesome time out in the woods

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from turkey777 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Lets hope one comes by me...

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from Deerhunter25 wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

That is a fantastic buck. I think that I would turn down the replica. You can't replace the real thing. I was wondering what the score was. Northmichhunter is right what is Cabela's going to do with the real thing. They sould of taken the replica. Congrats!

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