Oregon Produces a 221 4/8 Monster

November 11, 2010 by  
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Jerry Harbottle sent me over these pictures and a quick story about his awesome 2010 Oregon buck. Congrats Jerry on a great couple of years. You are defiantly an Antler Junkie!


I have hunted Eastern Oregon for mule deer for the past two year with some really good friends of mine.  I was fortunate enough this year to harvest this buck on the second day of the hunt.  After a 20 minute stalk, we worked our way to within 300 yards of the buck.  We belly crawled the last 50 yards cresting the  knob and were 300 yards across a canyon from the buck.

I had the buck in my scope for what seemed to be 20 minutes, but was actually only 2 or 3.  The buck stood motionless facing our direction.  He knew something was not quite right.  Knowing that older bucks will often do the “turn and bound away” in one motion, we decided I better shoot now! At the shot, the buck collapsed in his tracks.

What a great couple of years I have had. This buck is the icing on the cake, a true buck of a lifetime!

I am very proud of this buck as it is truly the buck of a lifetime for me. I have shot a number of nice bucks over the years including 204 inch non-typical and 197 inch typical in Colorado with my muzzle-loader over the past two years.  For me, hunting with friends that are equally passionate about hunting is what it is all about.  The quest for truly trophy animals keeps us striving for new goals every year.  My Oregon buck unofficially green scores 221 4/8 inches gross and has 16 scorable points.

An Awesome buck with mass, trash, and a droptine to boot!

300 inch muzzy buck out of Oregon

December 9, 2009 by  
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Lucky hunter takes a 300 inch cactus buck in Oregon with his muzzleloader!

102_2810 A friend of mine from Oregon called a said this buck unofficially scores 301 gross.  What a pig and congrats to the lucky hunter.  It could be the second largest buck ever killed with a muzzleloader.   Arnold Sandoval’s is the largest that I know of.  It was harvested in Nevada.  I believe it scored around 304 gross and was 35 inches wide.

Sandoval175Arnold Sandoval with his 2006 muzzleloader buck that grossed 304