11 Point Buck Becomes Burgers, Sausages, and Steaks
Douglas County which includes the city of Omaha, is one of the most urban areas out of the 93 counties in Nebraska, but has an abundance of trophy bucks. Robert Locksley, (the name is an alias), since the hunter wants anonymity during the rest of deer season, was hunting in Douglas County.
Locksley went out to a tree stand an hour and a half before sunset on September 30th. When he saw something coming, all he saw was antlers. He doesn't count, he just knew it was a shooter. Locksley is an avid bow hunter, something he has been doing for half of his life. Locksley had to remind himself to calm down, as he waited for a clear shot. The deer moved, but was still in brush. Finally Locksley had a clear shot, he drew back, and let the arrow fly, hitting the deer in the chest. Locksley downed his buck with an Easton arrow tipped with a Slick Trick broadhead and fired from a Hoyt Maxxis 35 compound bow with a 70-pound draw. He uses WR Custom bowstrings.
Then not moments later an 8 point buck came down the same path, chewing leaves. Locksley had a permit for 2 bucks, but he decided to let this one go, hoping that he will see him again. He whistled but the buck didn't move. The buck didn't know what was going on. Locksley shined his flashlight at the buck, and that got him running off into the woods.
Locksley didn't know what he had until he got home and counted the points. The buck's typical antlers may rank in the top five among big-game archery trophy records compiled by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. That's why the hunter requested anonymity during the remaining months of deer season. The 11-point buck could score from the mid-170s to 180 points on the Boone and Crockett Club scale used to measure antlers. From Omaha World-Herald.