Knowledge, patients, and quality deer management pays off for Chris Evenhouse. Cris is from Three Rivers Michigan and this past deer season shot one of the highest scoring deer ever taken with a bow and arrow. His monster buck scored 205-2/8″ green and netted 196-2/8′ final net score.
Chris and his hunting partner Paul have practiced QDM for several years and it was paying dividends in the harvesting of big bucks. Chris has tagged 20 good mature bucks with 10 of those going over 125 inches. That my friend is not luck but knowledge of your game and being selective in what deer you try to harvest. It also helps to have a nice 35 acre woods surrounded by farm fields and bedding areas.
Chris and Paul used several trail camera’s to locate the “monsters” movements so they could try to pattern him. They never entered the woods unless it was raining, and when the wind was wrong they stayed home. Chris only hunted when the conditions were right, but on his third stand he saw his quarry. He actually missed (high) on his first shot, but as fate would have it he got another shot, and drilled the bruiser, with the big drop tine.
Cris called his dad to let him in on the celebrating. Chris credits his dad for his passion for the hunt, and was so happy he could join them in dragging this Michigan Monster from where he lay.
Congratulations Chris on bagging the deer of a lifetime. It would be hard for most hunters to keep it together with a buck of this caliber standing 20-30 yards away! Very few bowhunters have a buck in the Boone and Crockett Record Book, so Chris is in very elite company.