14 year old, Bow Horn Weasel writes, "The date was November 14, 2004 and it was around 6:00 in the morning with about 20 degree weather---very chilly weather! When I woke up, I was complaining about how cold it was. Shortly after getting our gear in order, we all jumped into our pick-up trucks and headed out to try and fill our (cow elk) tags. At about 7:00am, we decided to hit Chain Buttes and see what was lurking around early in the morning. After an unsuccessful morning outing, we went to look for some other places to hunt.
At Approximately 9:25am, we pulled over to the side of the road and grabbed a bite to eat, then continued on our way. Five minutes later, I was half way through eating my sandwich when we looked to the left about 60 yards away and there he was with 3 does. Time just stopped, and I heard my dad tell me, “Wow, look at that rack, drop him!”
I quickly hopped out of the truck and got a steady rest on a nearby tree branch. I looked into the scope of my .270 Winchester, I loaded a shell into the chamber, and got the cross hairs on him. Then he looked up and I got scared that he would run, so I held my breath and shot. He went down!
The buck is a 6x5, 29 5/8 spread, with a score of 179 1/8, just missing the Boone & Crockett Record book by 7/8 of an inch. To qualify for a B&C record book the score has to be 180 for an award, 190 plus for all-time. I have a whole lifetime to beat the buck I once killed when I was 14."