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Scott Coffey

Scott Coffey harvested this UP 8pt while following a doe the morning of the 22nd

Date Taken: 11/22/2017
Dressed Weight: 180
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 8
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Jacob Hunt
Date Taken: 11/18/2017
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 8
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Eric Purgiel

Did 4 all day sits passing up nice 8 point shooters. Came down to the last hour of my last day at camp. 4 point on the pile munchin on some corn when he alertes towards my blind and bolted away. I look to my right and there this monster stands at 10 yards. He starts chasing the 4 point, i bleat at him stops right in a lane at 35 yards. Dropped him in his tracks. Shot with Rem. 30-06. Perfect heart shot. I was looking for this buck as soon as i saw him on camera 3 weeks ago. Perserverance pays off!

Date Taken: 11/18/2017
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 10
Official Score: 126 unnoficial
Type of Photo: Buck
Alicia Van-Y

Shot her first Buck.

Date Taken: 11/15/2017
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 4
Property: Public
Type of Photo: Buck
Katie Murphy

Fist day hunting this season as I had to work the first two days. I had not even been in the blind for 2 hours when this guy came walking in at 2:15. All odds were against me as far as a bad wind and other factors. Never thought it would happen so quick!!! Nicest deer I’ve ever bagged.

Date Taken: 11/18/2017
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 5
Property: Public
Type of Photo: Buck
Spencer Suchner

I harvested this buck on a island in Lake Huron that I’ve hunted for about five years now. This was my first deer taken off the island and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It was opening day of bow season and from my blind I can hear the waves crashing on the beach and the fog horn in the straits. It was about 15 minutes after first light and he came into my salt lick. A few quick seconds later I let the arrow fly and the rest is history.

Date Taken: 10/01/2016
Method: Compound Bow
Number of Points: 6
Type of Photo: Buck
Nick Petrie

Good late now kill

Date Taken: 12/26/2016
Dressed Weight: 160
Method: Compound Bow
Number of Points: 10
Type of Photo: Buck
Lauren

This is my brother Lauren’s best buck in 40 years of hunting our property in the U. P.

Date Taken: 11/18/2016
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 10
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Quinn Keon

Getting a buck like this in that area of the state is a dream come true…something I have been trying to accomplish since 1991. One of my sons and my dad were able to share in the experience. I’m so thankful that we started a U.P. deer camp 15 years ago. The wind was blasting at a steady 20mph from the north so I had my right window closed. I saw a deer go into the pines early, then later a small 4pt came by 5yd from the blind on my right side and went into pines. I saw another deer just after 9:00am go into pines from the west. A few minutes later a BIG BUCK came out of the east side of pines and was MOVING! I couldn’t get the right window open and that’s when the panic button got pushed…so I went out the door. I grunted…BAAAAH…he did not stop running. I lined up on his brisket and fired. Nothing. Fired again. He was angling SE and going behind brush piles. I ran up the hill 20-30 yards and as he came into view in the next opening I told myself to lead more. I led by about 12″ and fired…he turned west. I grunted again…yelled…he wouldn’t stop. With 4 cartridges in the magazine, I told myself this was my last chance…I led by 12″ and squeeeeeeeeeezed. He slowed some and turned south. I grabbed another cartridge out of my right pocket and shoved it into the magazine. This was my last chance. I dropped to one knee and closed the bolt as he slowed. Just as the shot was about to break, he stopped on the edge of the field inside some brush. The only open shot I had was at his right hip area. I squeezed and he dropped. I loaded 2 more and walked across the field and found him. 3/5 shots hit with the last 155yd shot angled forward through the vitals. A 24″ lead would have been appropriate. I never thought I would find myself taking offhand shots at a running deer. Once the opportunity presented itself, I went on autopilot and focused on hitting my target. When I walked up on him he was bigger than I thought. I’m very grateful that for whatever reason, I was given this opportunity.

Date Taken: 11/19/2016
Dressed Weight: 179
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 9
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Mike Anguilm

After he showed up on the trailcam opening evening I hunted this stand only when the wind was right and hadn’t seen a deer. He showed up on the evening of the 19th as a thunderstorm rolled in. 70 yard shot with a 30-06, he ran less than 30 yards into the cedar swamp. Tagged out!

Date Taken: 11/18/2016
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 8
Property: Public
Type of Photo: Buck
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