_Rut Reporter David Draper grew up hunting deer and small game throughout this region and presently lives on a family farm in Nebraska. Draper, former communications specialist for Cabela's and an authority on the Great Plains, subsists on a diet of duck breast and venison. States covered: ND, SD, NE and KS.
Late last week, I started hearing stories of a giant buck killed in eastern Nebraska. Like most Internet rumors, the e-mail I received was hardly believable. The buck was a giant, freakishly so and it didn't seem real to me. The side profile showed a bulbous rack with mass like I've never seen before. The thought that such a buck existed anywhere, let alone in my home state was too much for me to believe.