Tree Stands, Harleys, and the "F&S Buck"

If you're a regular on this website, you no doubt recall the "Field & Stream" buck, the video of which caused quite a sensation last summer. The buck, filmed in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, by guide Scott Kirkpatrick, was shot in early November by bowhunter Bob Decker. The monster whitetail scored 233-2/8" and ranks 8th among all Wisconsin non-typicals and is the Badger State's top bow-killed nontypical buck.

So "The Field & Stream" buck should now rightfully be known as "The Decker Buck."

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But this great deer is getting even more exposure lately and may eventually be known to some as, "The Lone Wolf Buck." In a new ad for Lone Wolf Tree Stands, the Decker/Field & Stream buck is shown strapped to the back of a Lone Wolf stand, which is strapped to back of a young, very buff bowhunter riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle!

I'm a big fan of Lone Wolf products, having used them extensively in my whitetail hunting journeys (none of which has ever involved a Harley, by the way). So I got a kick out of this ad, and am glad that Jeff Bast--co-owner of Bast/Durbin Associates, the company that handles Lone Wolf's publicity--pointed it out to me this week. It's an interesting take on the modern bowhunting experience, no doubt. But I thought folks who'd followed the saga of the Field & Stream Buck might be interested to know that this is one deer that just keeps getting air time!