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"194 P&Y....13-1/2 Inch Droptine Hawg"
Photo provided by: Tyler Bumgarner

Tyler Bumgarner writes, "When I spotted this deer late in the Montana archery season, I thought he was one of the most unique mule deer I had ever seen. I estimated the drop tine to be 6-8 inches. My first stalk ended way too quick when he busted me at 80 yards. I spent the next 3 weeks telling my buddies about this awesome droptine I had seen. I hadn't seen the deer for a long time, sure that I had spooked him out of the country or a rifle hunter had already taken him. One weekend I decided to take another look around the area and just happened to spot this deer again, rutting hard and sprinting after a doe. So I sprinted around a small hill to get into position and cut the two off. He ran 50 yards in front of me, I grunted, he stopped and I let the arrow fly from my Hoyt Katera XL. Moments later I was holding my buck of a lifetime. The deer was so old his skull measured 9.5" and he had no teeth at all. Gross 194", net 188 7/8" Pope and Young Non-Typical with a droptine kicker measuring 13.5" and over 22" of mass. He also has a broken main beam G2 on the right side, probably losing 4-6 inches, and some narly eyeguards that you can't really see in the pictures."







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