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Archerís 32-point buck may be record (MN)
StarTribune ^ | 10/21/09 | Dennis Anderson

Posted on 10/21/2009 8:49:39 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

Scott O'Konek shoots his bow 300 days a year, dreaming that someday in the woods somewhere in Minnesota a white-tailed buck of memorable proportions will stride beneath his tree stand.

For O'Konek, 29, dream and reality blurred last week at Camp Ripley when a 32-point buck -- bearing perhaps the largest non-typical rack ever taken by archery in Minnesota -- ambled toward him.

Forty-four yards from O'Konek's perch, the statuesque whitetail stood a moment, shaking snow from its back as leaden skies drizzled rain. This was about 9 a.m. during the first of two special Camp Ripley archery hunts.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: deer; hunting; trophy
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To: roamer_1

many people mistakenly believe that Da Turdy Point Buck is by the yoopers. In fact, it is the brainchild of a band from Amherst Junction, WI named the Bananas at Large. the big clue in the song would be the adoration for Vince Lombardi and the glory years...


21 posted on 10/21/2009 9:41:51 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Whoa. I was paying a compliment to an awesome buck. Meant nothing derogatory in any way. Sorry that wasn’t clear.


22 posted on 10/21/2009 9:48:26 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

OK. Might be easier to just ping me. Thanks.


23 posted on 10/21/2009 9:55:01 PM PDT by miele man
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To: voteNRA

I showed the first picture that I got last week to a guy at work that is a certified scorer..

He said that it was more typical than not and would score higher as a typical than a non......

See you in the early AM.......


24 posted on 10/21/2009 9:56:39 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: miele man

Will do....


25 posted on 10/21/2009 9:58:19 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: stefanbatory
many people mistakenly believe that Da Turdy Point Buck is by the yoopers. [...]

Thank you for the correction, and that bit of important Cheesehead history. Being from Illinois, I really could not care less ;) ... And being from Montana for most all of my life, "Vince Lombardi adoration" is not a big clue of any kind :D

But I did take note, and will not apply said mis-attribution again.

26 posted on 10/21/2009 10:01:03 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Selmore

My family have been bow hunting for 3 generations. Its not easy to hit anything with a bow....try it sometime...Wind drift can take you off target, and inch can mean a complete miss......a branch cracking sends the deer off running. Not easy. good on this hunter, venison fixed right is better than beef.......


27 posted on 10/21/2009 10:48:11 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; 50cal Smokepole
Archer’s 32-point buck may be record

That ain't no record. This is a record:

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28 posted on 10/22/2009 3:49:09 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: miele man
Here ya go.....



Note the knot on the back where the arrow caught him....
29 posted on 10/22/2009 5:22:53 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thank you for this picture. It provides a much better perspective on the antlers.

My original question, though, was what kind of bow did your friend use to bring down this buck? Thanks.


30 posted on 10/22/2009 5:50:19 AM PDT by miele man
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..

If you’d like to be on or off this Upper Midwest/outdoors/rural list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.


31 posted on 10/22/2009 5:56:10 AM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: miele man

Right....

I’ll go ask some qustions right now....


32 posted on 10/22/2009 6:16:58 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: miele man

My guy is checking on it.....


33 posted on 10/22/2009 6:19:15 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; SJackson

In our younger years, Husband and I each used to shoot competitive bow. It was a blast.

I don’t think I could pull back for love or money these days, but he got a big old Tom turkey last season with his crossbow. That was some fine shootin’! :)

And this guy deserves all the accolades he’s getting...and then some. :)


34 posted on 10/22/2009 6:56:55 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That really is a buck of a lifetime! Certainly fires me up to get in a tree this afternoon in some miserable weather. Since he was hunting from an elevated position, isn’t it possible that the ‘high’ shot is the entrance wound and that the angle could have actually made this a vitals shot?


35 posted on 10/22/2009 7:14:08 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Southern by choice ... American by the grace of God)
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To: Selmore

Iirc baid is illegal in MN. But even in states where bait is allowed it is next to impossible for anyone who isn’t well disciplined in stealth, scent control, patience, and nerve to shoot a wiley, wise, monster buck. The sport is in the many hours of practice and repetition that finally culminate in a trophy kill.

I don’t really care if anyone believes my favorite sport is a “sport”, I know for a fact no one who hasn’t put in the time to learn and the discipline to do it right will be a success.


36 posted on 10/22/2009 7:22:49 AM PDT by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; glock rocks; happydogx2; SouthTexas

ZING...


37 posted on 10/22/2009 7:42:37 AM PDT by tubebender (Santa Claus is always jolly cause he knows where all the bad girls live...)
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To: tubebender

Pretty good start of the season there. :)


38 posted on 10/22/2009 8:09:40 AM PDT by SouthTexas (The IOC is racist!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Very nice buck.


39 posted on 10/22/2009 8:14:34 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: stefanbatory

yah, hey!!!!!


40 posted on 10/22/2009 8:17:36 AM PDT by pawnshop dave
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