Hunting career ruined for life? Maybe, but I would be happy to be stuck with that stigma as 12-year-old Dylan Beach-Bittner of Motley, Minnesota may be. This young hunter harvested a 27-point, 229-pound Monster Buck in Minnesota in early November of 2012 giving him a story that he will be able to tell his entire life — without it getting old or stale.
Young Dylan was hunting with his stepfather from a tree stand on an Aunt’s farm. The buck was well-known to the community with no shortage of pursuers. Nicknamed the “Monster” Dylan received his first sight of the buck from about 100 yards. Dylan waited “patiently” (that may be a bit of a stretch) for the deer to close the distance. At any rate he waited for the buck to offer a high percentage broadside shot. Dylan raised his .270 and took steady aim. Confident in the shot, Dylan fired once and watched as the buck fall. His heart skipped a beat as the buck regained its feet. Fortunately for Dylan, the mammoth-sized buck only made it a few step before going down for good. A solid shot and a clean harvest.
Dylan and his dad approached the fallen monarch, which they quickly determined to be a 27-point non-typical buck. “I was surprised at how big he was,” Beach-Bittner told the Brainerd Dispatch in Minnesota. “It seems like it gets bigger every time I see it,” he said. The buck weighed 229 pounds and required the help of four people to load into a truck.
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