Tim Peterson - 2005 Whitetail
In the Fall of 2005 I hunted with
Alpine Outfitters and Wild Kakwa Outfitters for trophy whitetail
The first day of my hunt I saw several different bucks. I saw
one beautiful 8 point buck the first day I could have shot that
was probably around 140. The next day the hunting was slow and
I only saw does.
The third day of the hunt I spotted a nice buck probably around
170 but it was too far away and I wasn't able to get a shot. That
evening I went to camp with my guide Rick and the other guys.
Earlier, Lowell had been scouting the area and spotted a beautiful
buck he thought was at least a 170 class buck. The next morning
Rick and I went into the bush and set up a climbing stand on a
cut line just behind the clear cut the deer had been spotted.
I sat until 9:30 and never saw a deer but I continued to grunt
and bleat for the buck. I had just finished grunting when I looked
down the cut line and the big buck was looking right at me at
about 150 yards. He watched me for at least 5 minutes and I didn't
move. I still hadn't scoped the deer because my gun was down when
he saw me. After about 5 minutes the deer must have figured nothing
was wrong and he put his head down and looked away from me for
a second. I put the scope on him and all I could see was lots
of points. I knew then this was the buck I had been waiting for.
When I shot, the buck went right down. I couldn't wait to go see
what I had killed. When I got down from the tree, I ran up to
the buck and he was massive with 17 points that would later score
173. This was the buck I had always dreamed of shooting and thanks
to Rick and Lowell my dream buck was here!
Tim Peterson, Pennsylvania - 814-837-8369