Although I got my first drop-tine buck this year, I have NOT, it seems, satisfied my lust to shoot another one. Emails like this one from our friend and Montana trad bowhunter Luke Strommen still fire me up:
Mike: Saw this buck in a house the other day and thought of you. Double drops and all kinds of cool points! The man that owned it found it at a local garage sale maybe 10 years back and bought it. It came from somewhere out here on the Milk River.
I shot a mature 4×4. Not a lot of bruisers around. Deer are still in short supply here. Some studs were killed around tho this year so there is some coming back. I killed the oldest one I could find. Man- I hope you had some luck with the DD Coues! Keep us posted!!!
What a cool buck to get at a garage sale! Glad the guy restored it and put it on a cape and form. Luke I’m actually chasing a monster double drop coues right now! It’s even more rare than your typical whitetail. I hope he’s still in the same area that I had an encounter with him on Sunday Morning. I would really love to shoot a drop one day and this is the first buck I’ve ever seen with drops. I just hope the other hunter who knows about him doesn’t get him first. I’ll be sure to update if I get him. Luke have you shot any MT bruisers this year?
That was a fun find for me, I can’t imagine finding that rack stuffed away in someone’s garage. The new owner had it mounted on a head. I wonder what the odds/percentages are of harvesting or even seeing a double dropper. I’ve only seen a couple that have been harvested and fewer in the wild. I found a cool double dropper dead shed hunting one spring-didn’t know he existed until then and I spotted that area and surrounding area religiously. Their like ghosts! I’ll tweet that photo and another double dropper that was killed near here last year.