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Blaine arrows another giant
My son Blaine is getting in a good rhythm with these Missouri giants. We’ve known this 8.5 year old for a long time. It’s a bitter sweet ending knowing that he is no longer “just over the hill” on our farm. Maybe one day I’ll get one! Haha. This is his third over 180 and fourth over 170 in the last few years.
Wow, congrats to the kid! And to you for raising him right!
Mathews Rocks. Enjoy the ride.
One over 180 could be luck. Two is skill, and 4. well obviously he’s a killer.
that's incredible - kudos and congratulations to Blaine!
That's remarkable! Congrats to you both!
Natural born hunter, congrats young man...hope we get to see a video of that?
Beautiful buck Missouri rocks congrats Blaine!
Congrats Blaine! Another dandy. I agree, 1 is luck, two is maybe lucky twice. But 4, natural Born killer who knows what he’s doing
Nothing beats our kids doing what we love
Awesome!!! I'll bet your taxidermist smiles every time he sees you guys. Congrats on a great deer.
That’s quite the record! How many acres are you guys hunting?
What do you think is contributing to so many big bucks?
Beautiful buck. Congrats, Blaine! Agree on the bittersweet aspects of killing a buck you have an extensive history with.
Outstanding buck. Good going
Outstanding buck. Good going
I own several farms in Iowa and MO. Some are 200 acres and the biggest is almost 4 square miles. I wouldn’t say there are many giant deer like this. In fact, this year this was the only big one we had seen. Blaine vowed to not arrow any deer but this one.
For us, the key is being in an area that has the ability to grow large bucks and having enough land where they can get old. We absolutely do not shoot young bucks and we try to harvest a lot of does. 40 years of hunting these amazing animals has taught me a lot and shined light on all the mistakes previously made. To be consistent takes a great deal of many factors all mixed in the bowl together. This buck was the result of lots of patience and hard work. Thankfully Blaine missed El Gordo when he was 5.5.
It takes a freak deer to get this big and time to express his potential. This time of year you may catch him on his feet for the last two minutes of daylight and within 100-200 yards of his bed.
Blaine will put together a video in time on his journey with this deer. It’s a cool story.
Thank you for all of the kind words. I still can’t believe it finally came together.
I will definitely be putting together a video that chronicles my journey with El Gordo over the years, as well as including the hunt footage from last night.
I will really miss constantly planning with my dad for this buck, and always checking our cameras wondering if El Gordo might have showed up.
I am honored to have had the opportunity to chase this incredible deer over the last few years.
No words can express series of events just saying great job Lewis
Great buck...congrats Blaine and dad!
If you have the right property… this is key right property it’s possible yearly.
Again, you can’t kill big deer where they are not at… but you get property that holds them and you can.
Please let us know when you have the video ready. Congrats!
Congrats, that is one heck of a deer and streak you have going!
Awesome! Loved the mule deer video...really looking forward to El Gordo on camera! Congrats on giant!!!
As others said --- great deer. So now begins the treck to the next one. Good luck
Wow, what a dandy!
Congrats on another beauty. As others have said, it's not luck or coincidence at this point.
Blaine is doing a bunch of things right !
Beautiful buck and a long list of impressive accomplishments! Opportunity is great, but closing the deal really counts the most. Blaine is really getting it done!
Nice. What is the story of the antlers on the ground?
Well done.....Paul X 2 0 - are those the bucks previous sheds or something else?
I was pretty confident that my shot was a good hit, but I always elect to give the deer some time whenever I’m hunting with a bow. I also wanted to share the recovery with my girlfriend, so I went back to the house to pick her up as well as to review the footage of the shot.
I have been fortunate enough to find a few of El Gordo’s shed antlers from over the last few years. So before we headed back out to take up the blood trail, I decided to set those antlers in the truck so that we could get some pictures with them, if the trail did in fact lead us to the legendary buck.
He has a history of going back to get a shed or two.
Yea, now we know the rest of the story! Thanks.
Dang. Outstanding buck! I agree with those who are saying that it's no accident.
Amazing deer - congrats to both of you!
Congrats to Blaine! Dandy buck!
Well done, thanks for sharing!
That last picture makes him look way bigger than the first one posted, some giants running around up in that country for sure!
Good buck Blaine ,congrats great memories.