pa daddy 2016 2Guest post from Big Daddy, who has stuck with me on the blog since I launched in 2008. This is one of the coolest posts I can remember, and one of the most satisfying for me:  

Mike: Once again early November proved to be a big buck’s downfall.

I posted on your rattling tips blog the other day about working on this buck with the horns:

Big Daddy on November 7, 2016 at 10:59 am said:

“I have been hunting hard for one certain buck since October 12th except for a few days I took off to hunt mule deer in Montana the third week of October. I have seen him twice with no shot either time. Today, Nov. 7th, I rattled him up again, no shot just too darn thick! It was in the mid-30s here and the sun had not burned the light frost off yet. I am working the polling places tomorrow for our boy Trump so will not have a chance to hunt him again until Wednesday the 9th….hope your tips work! BD”

Well, on Friday Nov. 12 at 11:00 AM I was able to use a combination of rattling, grunting and doe bleats to pull this giant into 17 yards and put a 3-blade Rage thru his lungs.

This buck is 5 1/2 years old and I have hunted him for 3 years. In 2014 I passed on him with a gun and missed him with my bow in 2015. He green scored 194 3/8″ without deductions. Love your work, Terry Murphy, aka Big Daddy

Way to go Big Daddy, buck of a lifetime!

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