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A buck that almost got away

September 20, 2007 at 07:55 PM

Gearing up for archery season?

Here’s a story of a Belleville bowhunter who shot a trophy buck and did not find the deer for another 29 days.

Click here to read Rod Kloeckner’s story about Belleville West baseball coach Lee Meyer. Last year Meyer shot a 14-point buck in Fayette County.

“It’s the biggest deer that I’ve ever shot,” Meyer told Rod Kloeckner of the Belleville News-Democrat. It had a typical gross green score of 175 3/8 and had over 40 inches in mass measurements. “It’s one of those bucks of a lifetime.”

Though the measurements are not all that remarkable on a statewide basis, the tale of finding the buck is. Meyer needed 29 days to find his buck after spooking the deer shortly after he shot the animal.

Writes Kloeckner:

“Two days after Christmas and 29 days after he had shot the animal, Meyer got a phone call from his hunting partner. A Realtor that was showing the property smelled the deer, which had tucked itself under some evergreens, making it difficult to see.

Meyer quickly drove to Fayette County from Millstadt to tag his dream buck. The meat was destroyed, but the rack was in perfect shape. An ice storm had coated the dead animal, preserving it and protecting its antlers from rodents.”

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