While hunting southcentral Montana in 2005, Donn Wilkinson took this fine buck.
Donn writes, "It all started when we traded a deer-antelope hunt in Montana for a sheep hunt with us in the Yukon territory in Canada in August 2004. We then traveled down to Montana for the hunt taking 2 white-tail, 2 antelope and a mule deer. We had such a great time I went back down in Nov. 2005 to guide mule deer and take one myself if possible.
Nov. 11th, remembrance day, started out clear blue skies and very warm. We were hunting a private ranch. By 8:30 in the morning, we already had my partners mule deer down---a 30" wide 5x5 buck, so now it was my turn.
We spotted a bunch of mule deer about a mile away. After checking them out with the spotting scope I knew it was a buck I wanted. The stalk was on. After closing to within 500 yards, I had to belly crawl the last 300 yards to where I could get a clear shot at him. A couple shots later I had my first mule deer. He scores 178 with a spread of 27 inches.
It was a great time! Beautiful country!"