Within a few short minutes in the stand, several deer started filtering into the field to feed before the bad weather arrived. In fact, Slusher found himself surrounded by multiple slick headed does and a few basket racked bucks. Just before dark, a large-bodied deer slowly stepped out of the thick cover and began walking toward the anxious bowhunter. Slusher knew this had to be the bruiser that was causing such a buzz within the community. It was difficult not to stare at the top-heavy rack, but Slusher forced himself to focus on his shooting lanes and the upcoming shot. Finally, the breathtaking buck walked into an opening about 35 yards from Slusher's stand and that was all he needed to get the job done. The arrow smacked the monster just behind the shoulder and Slusher was able to wrap his hands around 196-inches of bone. It's safe to say that Slusher had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year after he punched that last tag of the season.