Sherry Monroe is not any stranger to huge deer and neither is her husband, Donnie. She’s taken some nice Kansas bucks of her personal, and Donnie has tagged some true giants, together with one we coated in September that broke the Buckmaster’s state file for nontypical muzzleloader whitetails. Donnie was filming Sherry on November 6, when an outdated buck got here in and placed on an unbelievable present. The couple was comfortable to share the video prelude to Sherry’s kill (under), which included some nice footage of the buck difficult his pretend rival.

How the Monroe’s Hunt Went Down

Although the buck was really one the Monroes knew properly, it wasn’t a deer they anticipated to see that afternoon. “He was form of a walk-through deer,” Donnie defined. “Although he was actually outdated—we figured he was 8-½ this fall—and we had quite a lot of pics of him over time, he simply didn’t spend that a lot time on the property.”

The Monroes arrange a blind in a secluded meals plot and staked out a Primos Scarface decoy, designed to problem any mature buck and draw him into crossbow vary. “Ultimately some deer labored on to the sphere, and there was some chasing happening that included a 3-½-year-old buck,” Donnie mentioned. Shortly thereafter, Donnie noticed a few the deer wanting off towards a ridge within the timber at one thing. He seemed up there too and noticed a buck staring down on the meals plot. 

When the outdated buck entered the sphere, he didn’t reply to the decoy instantly, as Donnie thought he may. “He goofed round with that 3-½-year-old a bit, then went over and labored on a mock scrape by a Scrape Stick,” he mentioned. 

Donnie grunted at him, then snort-wheezed, and he got here nearer, however the deer obtained distracted and stopped and truly began consuming. “I didn’t hand over,” he says. “I stored grunting and snort-wheezing and at last you might see his entire demeanor change. It was like ‘OK, sufficient. I must go over and handle this punk.’ It was unbelievable to look at him bristle up and cease to paw the bottom in entrance of the decoy, similar to he was a bull.”

The Monroes gross-scored the buck at 165-4/8 inches. Donnie Monroe

Sherry Will get Her Shot

With the outdated buck face-to-face with the decoy, Sherry held the crossbow on the prepared, ready for him to offer her a broadside shot. “When the buck lastly turned broadside, the bolt was on its means and it completely crushed that deer,” Donnie says. “I might see him pumping blood as he trotted off a methods, then stopped for a second and simply crashed. He by no means made it off the meals plot.”

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The traditional buck capped off an unbelievable season for the couple. “That deer had solely a 12-inch inside unfold,” Donnie mentioned. “However he had unbelievable mass and 13 scoreable factors. We gross-scored him at 165-4/8 inches, which is fairly superb for a buck that’s mainly a main-frame 8-point. In case you take our bucks collectively, they complete 396 inches of antlers. It’s fairly superb that we every killed one of the best bucks of our lives in the identical fall, and I look ahead to what subsequent yr brings” 

If you wish to watch your complete hunts for every of those nice bucks, tune into Workforce 200 TV on the Pursuit Channel, or obtain the Waypoint TV app in your telephone or machine. 

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