Steve Esker hunting in the state of Ohio has managed his third 200 class whitetail buck with this dream monster of the 2010 season.
Esker and his brother are well known for the superior animals they tag and this buck is definitely no exception for Steve. When this 24 point brute of a buck walked in front of Esker’s crossbow sights on October 14 he knew it was the shooter buck he had seen on his trail cameras. Hunting the city limits of a 240 acre Columbus farm he had perched himself a mere 15 feet in a tree using apples as bait when corn failed to draw the buck’s attention.
While watching a smaller buck munch on apples the monster whitetail appeared 24 yards away. With a perfect broadside shot Esker dropped the pins of his crossbow on the bucks shoulder and let a bolt fly. The follow-up tracking had to resume the next morning where they found the buck 40 yards from where they ended the search the night before.
The non typical buck was reported to score 217 1/8.
Nice buck Steve!