Andy has been hunting Nebraska for 15 years and while it may not be on the top 10 list of best whitetail hunting states, the results of his 2018 hunt might change some minds. Andy says he asked a friend to put out some trail cameras a few weeks before the season opened. When he arrived in Nebraska and starting sorting through the images he found a monster in the midst. This particular buck had a fairly consistent pattern showing up on the same camera at the same time and in the same place for two weeks straight. Using that information, he headed out to his stand the following evening to settle in for the action. Waiting patiently as does started to filter out of the cover, he spotted the buck over his shoulder. Eventually, Andy says he was able to get a 46-yard shot that connected and put that buck on the ground. Based on the trail camera photos Andy says he knew it was a big buck and estimated him to be in the 170’s, but he had no idea just how big he was. Ground shrinkage is real, many hunters shoot a deer expecting the rack to be a particular size and walk up only to find that it wasn’t as big as they anticipated. The opposite held true in this instance. Instead of being a fantastic 170-incher, this buck ended up being an amazing 196-⅝ inches. This Cornhusker giant was at least seven years old and ended up being the fifth-largest deer ever taken on camera with a bow and arrow.
Tune in as Andy Morgan, co-host of “American Archer” on Outdoor Channel, Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET, joins us to talk about this exciting hunt.
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