By 9:30 a.m., he had seen at least eight different bucks cruising. At 10 a.m. he rattled and a couple of small bucks responded. He glassed them at 200 yards, thinking one was a nice buck he had seen earlier, and realized it was bigger—much bigger. Tanner tickled the rattling horns together and the old brute started coming closer. At 30 yards, the big whitetail destroyed a small tree with his massive rack. From there, the buck bristled up, ears pinned back and walking towards Tanner. At 18 yards, Tanner drew his BowTech bow and let the arrow fly. The buck went 20 yards and fell. Tanner rough-scored the symmetrical giant, below, at 180 inches.