It’s often a struggle to see mature deer let alone harvest them. While Michigan has mature deer there are far many more immature bucks. Tony Hansen had his eyes set on this mature buck for some time. His encounters with this buck where documented and this had been his primary target over the past few seasons. This story has a few ups and downs along the way, but in the end Tony gets it done. Harvesting a 6 1/2 year old buck in a state like Michigan is an awesome feat. Michigan allows hunters to harvest two bucks and season and many hunters in the state shoot young deer. Therefore I tip my hat to Tony on this awesome accomplishment. Trophy bucks are often hard earned and the story they leave behind is always memorable.
Check out Tony’s surprising hunt —here–.
This footage is part of the Realtree hunting video series. The footage is great, and the stories the hunters provide often great insights into the challenge and strategy to harvest a mature buck.