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Trent Schneider’s 14-pointer

November 04, 2009

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Scorable Points: 11

Kill Date: Nov. 4, 2009

County: Lake

Season: Bow

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here in the words of bowhunter Trent Schneider is the story of his hunt for a 14-point Lake County buck.

This would be a day I will remember well for the rest of my life. I rattled the antlers at dawn and by 6:30 a.m. a big, main-frame 10-pointer with some sticker tines around the base came out of the corn field from the north. When I finally saw him he was standing angled to me 20 yards away angle towards me.

He had a stalk of corn hanging from his antlers and I thought it was a massive drop tine. He ran off to the southwestt through the slough bed where I see most of the deer travel.

It was a quiet afternoon until I decided to try another rattling sequence at 4:20 p.m. Within five minutes the big main-frame 12 pointer with the stickers on his G-2’s that I had videos of on Oct. 9 appeared to the north along the corn field.

He was smelling the James Valley dominant buck lure that I had circled the property with. He was looking at the deer decoy that I had set out to the northeast of my blind. His hair on his back was raised as he circled my blind and proceeded up the trail that I had cut that run angled away from my blind from the corn field to the clover field with apple trees in the decoys direction.

As this monster buck stepped into my shooting lane I released the arrow.

The buck scored 165 4/8 net green and 181 2/8 gross green.

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Great buck Trent. Nice to see some deer from Lake County being thrown in the mix. Watched the video of you with this buck earlier on you Hawg N’ Sons page on Youtube. Awesome. Hope you have that monster over at Ron’s house so he can work his magic on it. Congrats again on a nice buck.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/18 at 07:20 AM

Great job on the buck and video!  I got a 213 in Lake Co. this year as well (I hunt with a camera!)An absolutly beautiful deer!!

Posted by Wags on 11/20 at 08:06 AM

Thanks guys…It was like a dream…truly a dream come true!

Posted by HawgNSonsTV on 11/29 at 05:46 AM

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