Kolton Ketelson and his father had been chasing a buck they called “High Rise” for four seasons, a campaign that included the young hunter missing the buck with his bow last month. But on the afternoon of December 15th, High Rise ran out of luck. “Dad and I weren’t in the blind an hour before deer started to come out, and we’d been ignoring the area behind the blind because we had a big 8-pointer feeding in front of us,” Ketelson says. “I asked my dad to see if High Rise was behind us, and sure enough he was there, grazing at 30 yards. I poked my dad’s muzzleloader out the window, squeezed the trigger, and made the shot.” Although High Rise had only a 15-1/4-inch spread, he sported 12-1/2-inch G2s, 11-1/2-inch G3s, and 8-1/2 and 6-inch G4s. The buck green-grossed 177-1/4 B&C.