Steve Esker would have been hard-pressed to top his 2009 hunt, which ended with a 19-point Buckeye State bruiser that tallied 216 on the Safari Club International scoring system. But top it he did on Oct. 14 with this 24-point buck that green scored 217 7/8 SCI. It marks the second consecutive (and third overall) 200-class whitetail for the Reynoldsburg, Ohio, crossbow hunter.
Crossbow hunter Steve Esker of Ohio had a bit to live up to after his 2009 hunt in which he rented a helicopter to help recover a 19-point monster buck that disappeared into a CRP field. However, the 24-point behemoth with a SCI green score of 217 7/8 he arrowed on Oct. 14 was a nice topper. Steve Hill got the story from Esker on the hunt for the stealthy and elusive buck.