Crowville’s Garry Ward has hunted the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge property since he was 6 years old — and at 58 he scored what has been green scored as the largest buck ever taken with a crossbow in Louisiana.
“It took me 52 years to do this deal,” Ward laughed.
One of the green-scorers put the rack 213 7/8 inches, while another got 192 5/8 inches. No matter the final net, this massive, palmated giant will be the new Louisiana crossbow record.
Louisiana is one of the relatively few states where I have not hunted whitetails, but I sure want to and intend to someday.