I saw this giant at the NRA’s Member’s Best 2007 photo gallery and was impressed. World-class mass my friends! Click here for more big-buck shots from American Hunter readers.
Craig Loehr shot the 197 1/8” titan in Crow Wing County, MN on Nov.11, the last day of the 2007 firearms season. The brute came along at 7:30 a.m., following a sweet-smelling doe. Man, the hotties get a lot of the big boys killed :)
This is interesting: A bear hunter had found one of the buck’s old sheds in September and tipped Craig off that a giant was lurking in the area. Like a good hunter does, Craig hunted hard and closed the deal.
BTW, notice how the antlers and hide blend with the marsh grass. Shooters dig into thickets like that in gun season. Hang a tree stand 20 feet high, where you can look down into the grass and cattails for deer. If you could lob some dynamite into the mess to make the bucks come out, that would work, lol.