It was during a pheasant hunt that Warne spotted a giant buck hiding out in the grass with a hot doe. After filling out the pheasant group Warne and Leo donned archery gear and stalked to within 40 yards of the bedded buck. The doe had left, but the mature buck felt staying put was the best answer to survival. Eventually at sunset the buck stood and Leo took the shot. It was true and Leo added a 173-inch 5x6 buck to his cache of pheasants. Warne had sheds from when the buck was 2 1/2 (1 shed), 3 1/2 (1 shed) and 4 1/2 (matching).