Colin Bourrier and his dad, Albert, had been seeing a small buck behind their house all summer. On the second day of Manitoba’s 2007 archery season (August 28) Albert headed off an hour away to hunt a better spot in the bush, while Colin, who had just turned 15 at the time, climbed into a tree stand behind the house, hoping to shoot the small buck.
Colin waited, oh, about 30 minutes and here came a buck—not the little guy, but a velvet giant that nobody in those parts had ever seen before! Colin drew his bow and smoked the titan at 10 yards.
Albert, a taxidermist, rough scored the giant at 213 non-typical. Colin mounted the monster just as he first laid eyes on him, in full velvet. Dad Albert did the taxidermy work, how cool is that!