Scott Bakken, sales rep for Pine Ridge Archery and Dan Berkholder were hunting together near Eau Claire WI. At around 4:00 pm on 11/17, Dan texted Scott and said he just shot a big buck. Scott got down and went over to Dan’s spot and saw the massive 12 point Dan had shot. Dan took Scott over to his stand to show him where the buck was when he shot him. Just then a hot doe came running through. Dan told Scott to get up in his stand and Dan exited the area. 10 minutes later a nice 10 pointer came through and Scott was able to lay the hammer down.
Dan Berkholder with huge WI 12 Pointer.
While the shot was good, the buck took them on a 1 mile blood trail before they finally found him. They never determined why he was able to go so far, but at least he was recovered.
Scott Bakken with a WI 10 Pointer.
Nice job guys. 2 nice bucks out of the same stand within 20 minutes of each other. It just goes to show, be ready for anything, especially during the rut. And, it also pays to have a good friend who will let you hunt his stand.