Van Buren County

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Donovan Strock
Date Taken: 11/11/2017
Method: Compound Bow
Number of Points: 11
Official Score: 110
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Blake Slabaugh

Been a very slow and rough season . Was loosing hope and Intrest after not seeing anything for weeks . Decided to give it a late 4th quarter try and it paid off seen some does then he came in wall by himself !

Date Taken: 12/07/2017
Method: Muzzleloader
Number of Points: 8
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Travis Kester

it happened so fast there is not much of s story. I looked over my right shoulder and he was already 15 yards walking in. I let him get to about 8 yards and when he was finally out of the brush I let him have it with my Henry 44 mag.

Date Taken: 11/16/2017
Dressed Weight: 200+
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 11
Official Score: Mid 160s
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
John Fisher

This buck came in licking his nose with it in the air. I had some doe etrous hanging. 35 yard shot. He went about 100 yards.

Date Taken: 12/08/2017
Method: Muzzleloader
Number of Points: 11
Type of Photo: Buck
Erica Kirksey

Not an impressive rack but one of the biggest bodies deer I’ve had infront of me yet. He came in right at daylight, I watched him for a good half an hour debating if I should take him or not. I shot him at 5 yards, my husband and I went back to the barn got something to eat then went back out to start tracking. We noticed the crows going nuts just to our left. Our tracking was over, there he was laying in the field about 80 yards from my stand. My first kill ever, huge trophy in my book!

Date Taken: 11/11/2017
Dressed Weight: 135
Method: Compound Bow
Number of Points: 4
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Tyler Klett

He’s been going afield with me since was able to sit for 1 hour, this is his second year with his own youth tag. He missed a shot on a doe last year, and passed on a 6 point on 11/24. Just before 8 am on 11/26 we were blessed to have this buck chase some does in front of us. He did it solo; all I did to help was get him out of bed, sit next to him, took his gun off of safety, and grunted at the buck to stop him. I am so proud of him. He is fully aware how fortunate he is to not only see, but to have a shot at a buck of this caliber. I do believe I have a permanent hunting buddy for the rest of my days now… #thankful

Date Taken: 11/26/2017
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 12
Official Score: 150
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
John Hatt

I have followed this buck for the two years I have owned the property. Did not have a single daylight photo of him this year and he had never been seen on the hoof by anyone hunting my property until my wife saw him looking out the window Thanksgiving morning with a doe. I set up on him that evening but the doe and him did not return to the bean field. Saturday morning I decided to hunt another field and was very glad I did when this giant decided to show up at 8:30 looking for does.

Date Taken: 11/25/2017
Dressed Weight: 165
Method: Shotgun
Number of Points: 12
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Mark Van Heck

After many hours in the stand over the last few years, God finally rewarded me with my first buck!!!! It was an awesome hunt, with so many emotions. Had a muzzleloader misfire on an 8 Point at 10 am. I was grunting and doe bleating, and at 11:30 as I was packing up to get down, this guy came in at 40 yards. I took the shot, the gun fired this time and he ran 60 yards and was done. He is a 3 1/2 year old 11 Point with a split brow tine. Patience and perseverance definitely paid off today!!

Date Taken: 11/26/2017
Method: Muzzleloader
Number of Points: 11
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Joe whipple

Made a bad shot on him in bow season and he gave me an opportunity last night 11/24! The 450 bushmaster dropped him in his tracks!!

Date Taken: 11/24/2017
Dressed Weight: 170
Method: Rifle
Number of Points: 9
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Andrew Heiser

He came in just past 5, I was ground hunting, decided to give my stand in this area a break and day 3 of the new spot was a terrific evening.

Date Taken: 11/19/2017
Method: Shotgun
Number of Points: 16
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
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