The shaft penetrated to the feathers, angling forward into Woody's chest. Gene watched the buck race away 50 yards. He knew the hit was lethal, but rather than immediately follow, he climbed from his stand and gathered the other hunters. It had begun as a group effort, and it would end as one. Together they tracked and found the buck of their dreams. Although Woody was not especially heavy for an Iowa monarch (190 pounds, field-dressed), his rack was even larger than the hunters had hoped. It was also in perfect condition, with no broken tines from fighting. Woody had a 30-inch outside spread and a 261/8-inch inside spread. There were 9 points on one side, 10 on the other. After the required 60-day drying period, the 5½-year-old non-typical buck officially gross-scored 2307/8 buck in a bean field. One morning while bowhunting Woody, Barry watched a B&C-class; buck pass under his stand. It was missing one antler and had three broken tines on the other.