IL troy 1Hi Mike: I have followed your website and blog for several years. I wanted to share this buck with you as he is by far the biggest and heaviest thing I have ever killed. He probably will not score well, but I don’t really care.

I shot him Friday the 21st in southern Illinois with Golden Triangle Outfitters. He came into a food plot chasing a doe at 7:45 in the morning and I shot him at 55 yards. My old Remington 1187 did the trick one more time!

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The left side antler measures 9.75 inches at its widest point and if you didn’t notice it also has a 4.5 inch drop tine (first one for me, only second buck I have ever seen with one). As of today we have not scored him. There were roughly 20 scorable points. He was only 15 inches wide. His estimated age was 6.5 to 7.5 years old, and his estimated live weight was around 300 lbs. He had a lot of tooth wear and was missing several teeth toward the front of his jaw.

Just wanted to share with your readers. Good luck the rest of your season, and be safe!—Troy N.

Love those old character bucks, great job Troy! Still looking for my drop tine, one more shot this year out in Kansas, where I’ll be hunting all this week.