Wisconsin Woman Shoots Giant 6×6
Jeff Brunner sent me this email: My wife Lisa shot this buck on the gun opener in Wisconsin. He scored...
My wife Lisa shot this buck on the gun opener in Wisconsin. He scored 185 gross and 179 5/8 net; a 6×6 with one sticker. Big time massive, nearly 7” mass between the G2 and G3.
He weighed in at 217 lbs. The most amazing number is his age–4½ years. He still had some growing to do.
We had been watching this buck for the last 2 years. I had him 15 yards from me with my bow but could not get the shot. When I told Lisa about it she said jokingly, “God must want me to shoot him”. I guess she was right; she put him down with her Browning 7mm Mag.
This is Lisa’s second 150” plus buck. We have the whole management thing working great for us on our 80 acres.
3 lessons to learn here: First, what a buck, one of the prettiest typicals I’ve seen in a while. It proves something I’ve been writing about a lot: You can manage, grow and hold some giant whitetails on your 100 acres or less if you’re serious and put in the time and $$$ and then hunt your tract smartly.
Plus, Lisa and Jeff are doing it right, hunting and enjoying their land together. Cool.
Finally, that’s one fantastic hunting picture. Well-composed and framed, both the buck and Lisa look great. Well done Jeff. Everytime you shoot a deer (doe or buck) clean it up, pose with it humbly and proudly and snap some digitals. Show the animals you kill respect and you’ll have great photos and memories.