I first heard of this buck, which hunter Curt Frazell calls Hi-C, back in early September, when Frazell was counting down the days until the Kansas opener when he could get a crack at the tall, unique buck. Prior to opening day, Frazell had compiled what he says was more than a thousand trail camera pictures of Hi-C, including a pic of him in velvet taken on August 29. Despite mapping out the buck's home range and habits, September 17 came and went and Frazell didn't have his first encounter with the buck until September 29. A few days later, Frazell sent me the video capture below along with the following:
"I had a great encounter with the buck I call Hi-C. He came in to 15 yards the other night with three other bucks. He was in the camera frame for 9 minutes and in that time never presented a good shot...was facing us the whole time. What a heart breaker and very exciting hunt at the same time.