Amazing Brow-Tine Giant!

Dec_7_07 MIKE: I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO KILL A BIG BUCK WHILE BOWHUNTING ON NOV. 11, 2007, IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.

I WAS HUNTING WITH SOME GOOD FRIENDS THAT AFTERNOON WHEN A DOE CAME BY. FIVE MINUTES LATER THIS MONSTER WALKED UNDER MY STAND. I SHOT HIM AT 2 STEPS! THE BUCK ONLY WENT ABOUT 50 YARDS BEFORE GOING DOWN.

I KNEW THE RACK WAS WIDE, BUT I REALLY HAD NO IDEA HOW BIG HE WAS UNTIL WE FOUND HIM, AND I SAW THE EXCITEMENT ON MY BUDDY RICH'S FACE.

THE DEER IS A MAIN-FRAME 10-POINT WITH 21 TOTAL POINTS; 20 1/2" INSIDE SPREAD.

ONE BROW TINE IS APPROXIMATELY 10" LONG AND PALMATED, WITH 6 POINTS ON TOP. THE OTHER SIDE IS A SPLIT BROW ALSO ABOUT 10" LONG. BEFORE DRYING, THE RACK ROUGH SCORED ABOUT 195". THANKS, TROYCE from LOUISIANA

My thoughts:

One of the coolest giants of 2007, you will never see more amazing brows!

A 2-yard bowshot sounds like cake, but you’re aiming straight down and have a weird, skinny view of a buck’s vitals in the peep. You’ve got to stay calm and concentrate on how to get your arrow down and into at least one lung and the heart. Troyce hammered that buck, super shot man.

I say this again—anywhere in the northern two-thirds of the US, November 8 to 15 is the best week to kill a rutting buck like Troyce’s brow-tine giant, no matter what the weather or moon phase is. Start planning your vacation for next year.