Dan Daigle, a 49-year-old electrical lineman from Massachusetts, missed the beginning of the Bay State’s rut while pulling emergency duty in the response to Superstorm Sandy. When he finally got back into the deer woods in mid-November, Daigle pulled out all the stops, using a mock scrape, deer scents, grunt calls and a bleat can to stir up rutting bucks in his Rutland hunting grounds. His full-bore tactics paid off big time when this 198-inch nontypical 16-pointer came to his call. Daigle made the shot, downing what should be Massachusetts’ next state-record archery nontypical.
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