“I thought some of your older readers might like to see that old guys can still be successful at hunting the monster bucks here in Door County,” is how Rick Brawner of Fish Creek, Wisconsin signed the above photo he sent to

The 68-year-old took this 13-point, 220-pound monster whitetail with a crossbow earlier this season. It’s the biggest buck of his 50-year deer hunting career. Rick switched to a crossbow for medical reasons. “I gave up my regular bow three years ago because of arthritis, but still wanted to bow hunt,” Rick explained.

Looks like Rick’s switch has paid off.

Would you hunt with a crossbow once your vertical bow days are over? What do you think this buck scores? Comment below!