It all actually started in 2007 when Zwart saw a young buck that sported two small drop tines. Thinking ahead, Zwart commented to his wife DeEtta, also his hunting partner, "that it would be pretty cool to shoot that deer when it was bigger." The next year after the buck season Zwart was out hunting does when he saw a buck with drop tines, not just once, but on two different occasions. The buck was within 150 yards and gave Zwart ample time to field-judge him. Although he wasn't a monster trophy, the buck did sport four points per side, plus 7-inch double drop tines. Surprised that the buck even survived the heavy hunting pressure during buck season, Zwart secretly queried other local hunters to see if they had seen any unusual bucks in the area. To his surprise, nobody seemed to acknowledge the presence of the buck so he kept the buck's existence to himself.