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October 13, 2010

Hear It From The Hunter: Huge Opening-Day Typical

By Dave Hurteau

Check out this giant taken by Tyler Laatsch on the opening day of Wisconsin’s bow season. I spoke to Tyler on the phone, and he generously offered to share some details about the buck and his hunt.

So here’s Tyler:

I took this buck in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. After a 6-year history with this deer, including cam pictures and sheds, I arrowed him on September 18th, opening day of our bow hunting. It seems like it was meant happen. He’d been coming past my Cuddeback camera consistently at around 10:00 p.m. But then on the opener, he slipped up and came out at 7:00 p.m.

The shot wasn’t a gimme as I had to shoot through a small hole in the brush 18 yards away. I saw him mule kick and heard him go down about 45 yards away. I called my wife to tell her I got him, and she knew exactly which deer I was talking about. She told me how very proud she was of me and that she couldn’t wait to help track him. I met her and my mom and dad at the house, and we all went out together.

Once we found him, the reality set in that I had a 200-plus-pound (field-dressed) deer that wound up scoring 181 inches green gross. I am so glad that my wife and parents were there to share in this awesome experience. –Tyler Laatsch

Congrats, Tyler. Great buck. –Dave Hurteau

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Great buck!! Equally important is the great shot.

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from Duckman1984 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Thats an awesome buck! I got a doe the first day of the season. Now I'm on couch rest after surgery. Can't wait to get the ten point I've been eyeing! Congrats!

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from sgaredneck wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Awesome deer -Big Congrats!!!!!!!!!

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Wow hes got a mess of points by his bases and some cool brow tines awesome deer looks like i should look into hunting further south lol Congrats tyler

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from Jerry A. wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Very nice deer. Congratulations Tyler!

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from cardinalfan62 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Wow! That is one impressive buck! Congrats on takin him! That's the toughest way to get that big boy! Hunting specifically for him! You are the man!

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from jbird wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Congratulations on an awesome buck!

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from seneca_slabs wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Look at them tines! Congrats!

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

YOU TOOK OUT THE BREEDING BULL!!!

Don't tell me in six years time, there ain't some of that boys genes floating aroung them woods!!!

Super deer!!

I asked this question of a game biologist once: "How many does will a buck cover per year?"
I was surprised when I heard HIS answer! "A really active, successful buck may cover five, six does, MAX! The average buck, probably no more than two or three!"

Bubba

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

I would like to congratulate Tyler for arrowing and harvesting such a fine buck. It could possibly be Tyler's buck of a lifetime. Hopefully, for Tyler, it will not be. My gut feeling is that it won't. He appears to be a very patient hunter. And the patient hunters generally harvest the big boys!

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Great buck!! Equally important is the great shot.

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from sgaredneck wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Awesome deer -Big Congrats!!!!!!!!!

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from Duckman1984 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Thats an awesome buck! I got a doe the first day of the season. Now I'm on couch rest after surgery. Can't wait to get the ten point I've been eyeing! Congrats!

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Wow hes got a mess of points by his bases and some cool brow tines awesome deer looks like i should look into hunting further south lol Congrats tyler

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from jbird wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Congratulations on an awesome buck!

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from seneca_slabs wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Look at them tines! Congrats!

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from Jerry A. wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Very nice deer. Congratulations Tyler!

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from cardinalfan62 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Wow! That is one impressive buck! Congrats on takin him! That's the toughest way to get that big boy! Hunting specifically for him! You are the man!

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

YOU TOOK OUT THE BREEDING BULL!!!

Don't tell me in six years time, there ain't some of that boys genes floating aroung them woods!!!

Super deer!!

I asked this question of a game biologist once: "How many does will a buck cover per year?"
I was surprised when I heard HIS answer! "A really active, successful buck may cover five, six does, MAX! The average buck, probably no more than two or three!"

Bubba

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

I would like to congratulate Tyler for arrowing and harvesting such a fine buck. It could possibly be Tyler's buck of a lifetime. Hopefully, for Tyler, it will not be. My gut feeling is that it won't. He appears to be a very patient hunter. And the patient hunters generally harvest the big boys!

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