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"Christopher's Northern Utah Buck"
Photo provided by: Chris Bennett Sr.

Chris Bennett Sr. writes, "We spotted this 28-inch 3x3 about 500 yards up the mountain before he disappeared. We thought he put the slip on us but what we couldn't see was a pretty large bench this old buck decided to bed down on. My 16 year old son, Christopher Jr, worked his way around the backside and came straight up over the top as we watched from below. It couldn't have turned out any better! He worked his way slowly down and ended up bumping the bruiser at about 60 yards. He bounded about 20 yards before stopping to see what spooked him. Christopher threw his Weatherby .300 Win. Short Mag. to his shoulder and dropped him in his tracks with one shot. A big key to him getting that buck is as he was coming over the top he was moving through some thick quakies and had the sense to turn down his scope power. I'm very proud of him for thinking about that. I'm a very proud father of him in general!!! He turned down a handful of smaller bucks and got rewarded with a beautiful trophy. Tough to do on a public land hunt."

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