Three Photos of Monster Whitetails

Dr. Ross Simonds SPOKANE, WASHINGTON

WHEN & WHERE: 3:45 P.M. on December 4 near Spokane. DEER SPECS: 16-point nontypical, 130 pounds field dressed (est.), 189 4/8 net green score. GEAR SPECS: 70-pound Hoyt XT 1000 bow. THE WEIRD PART WAS... "I'd just spooked that buck three times. Only God could have convinced it to come back a fourth time--he did."

John Joiner PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA

WHEN & WHERE: 5:45 P.M. on October 27 near Sidney, Montana. DEER SPECS: 10-pointer, 205 pounds field dressed, 157¾ net score. GEAR SPECS: Tikka T3 Lite .300 WSM. THE WEIRD PART WAS... "I'd resigned myself to shooting a muley because it was the next to last day, and I'd seen zippo whitetails."

Dylan Smith TOPEKA, KANSAS

WHEN & WHERE: 5:00 P.M. on November 13 in Kansas DEER SPECS: 15-pointer, 180 pounds field dressed, 187 1/8 gross score. GEAR SPECS: 70-pound Jennings Buckmaster bow. THE WEIRD PART WAS... "After my buck was down, another buck came and smashed into it and began thrashing it."

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