About 10 years ago Hudson, Wisconsin native Blaine Marion, 46, decided to develop a management plan for the property he owned with his father, Jerry. The 160-acre property connects directly to a farm belonging to Jerry’s neighbors where they grow roughly 300 acres of corn and soybeans. They settled on a plan to only shoot bucks that they would have mounted and leave a large section of their property undisturbed to provide the deer with a sanctuary. In a few years, Blaine and Jerry, along with their neighbors, began seeing and shooting bigger, healthier bucks.
Blaine Marion of Hudson, WI developed a conservative management plan for the 160-acre plot he owns with his father that involved only shooting trophy bucks and leaving a large area undisturbed to act as a sanctuary. The father and son plan to grow bigger, healthier bucks on the property seems to have paid off, with Blaine taking this buck in October that, with a prelimiary score of 215 inches, may be the biggest nontypical buck out of Wisconsin this season.