Curtis Russell shot a 22 point buck…
And then things got weird.
Curtis Russell’s first chance at the big 22-point whitetail was disrupted before he could take the shot.
“I saw it in a field with a group of six other deer, but a coyote came in and busted me — all the deer blew out,” he said, recalling his November hunt in a Christian County field.
Russell, 32, came back the next day, looking for the deer with a huge rack on its head. Twenty minutes before sunset, he spotted the deer among a group of does and one small buck. The bigger whitetail used its antlers to keep the smaller male at a distance.
“I did a 50-yard belly crawl to cut the distance and got to within 175 yards,” Russell said. “I was using a Remington 700 .30-06, and when I took the shot it was a clean hit. It was dead before it hit the ground.”
Now for the biggest surprise in Russell’s 26 years of deer hunting: The buck wasn’t a buck at all. It was a freak of nature, a doe sporting a huge set of antlers.
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