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"Karl's Wyoming Buck"
Photo provided by: Karl Bode

Karl Bode writes, "Here is a picture of the biggest deer I have ever shot. This buck was taken in the Grey's River area of Wyoming. I had found the area that I shot him in the previous afternoon and thought I would try back in the morning. The mountain I shot him on goes from about 6500 ft on the road to 11000 ft on the bench where he was. I had the perfect plan to hunt the area in the morning, but unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, another hunter was on the hillside facing the mountain. As I was trying to go according to plan, the other hunter shot off about 12 rounds at the hillside I wanted to climb (he must have been attempting to shoot about 700yds!)
So, just for giggles and grins, I decided to walk to the top bench just say I had been there---heck I was pretty close already and it would have been a shame to stop short! So, up I went.
I was about 50 yards from the top bench, grabbing whatever I could to keep from falling backwards, when low and behold this buck run across a rock slide up and across from me. The buck stopped and looked at me at a distance of approx. 200 yards. I shot, and as they say, the rest is history."

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