“I was hunting near Lyndon Station, Wisconsin. I have some land nearby, but I was actually hunting on a buddy’s piece of property not far away,” Gramoll says. “It wasn’t any type of annual hunt or anything like that, we’re just a couple of coworkers hunting together for the first time.”
Up until that point, Gramoll and his hunting companions were amazed at the lack of deer movement in the woods—especially considering the fact rut activity typically dictated otherwise.
“The beginning of the gun season just started off horrible for everyone. Nobody was seeing anything—not even does. Nothing at all, it was super-quiet,” Gramoll says. “I was so discouraged I actually decided to head home early and was packed up and ready to leave. But my friends talked me into staying and sitting for one more day.”
Robert Gramoll of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was ready to give up on his 2012 deer season. After sitting for several days with no activity, he packed his gear and prepared to drive home when his friends convinced him to stay and hunt one more day.
The next morning, he thanked his companions for changing his mind after he tagged the biggest deer of his life, and potentially one of the biggest bucks in the state. With one shot, Gramoll dropped a buck with a green score measurement of 202 1/8 inches, putting it on track to rank as one of the top 10 largest typical whitetails taken in the Badger State. Here’s his story on how his hunting trip went from zero to 100 miles per hour in a matter of moments.