A Sunflower State Surprise: A 194-inch Kansas Trophy Buck

Greg Sims thought he knew every big buck on his property, until this surprise strolled by…

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Greg Sims is the type of whitetail hunter that knows exactly what he's looking for when it comes to trophy deer. With farms in Iowa and Southeast Kansas that are dedicated whitetail hunting properties, the Arkansas-based insurance executive devotes a lot of his spare time to managing his hunting areas and identifying bucks that he wants to hunt in the fall.

The piece of property in Kansas near Ft. Scott that Sims hunts has no less than 15 trail cameras positioned on it and Sims generally begins checking his whitetail recon network in July.

Every ten days he would drive the three hours (one way) from Fayetteville to check his cameras in quest to identify the "one" that he wanted to hunt that fall.

This year he identified two different bucks that he'd draw on if the opportunity presented itself.

One buck he estimated to be an 170-inch 10-point with little stickers off of his G2's and another buck was a deer that had blown up from the year prior: a 145-150ish-type buck that was now pushing 180 and some change.

  • concerned

    It appears this hunter had a laser range finder attached to his bow. From what I've read and been told, those are illegal in the state of Kansas. May want to check on that.

  • IQ provider

    Legal Equipment

    Noe electronic devices may be attached to the bow, except for lighted sight pins, dots, or holographic sights. Range finding devices and optical scopes or sights that project no visible light toward the target and do not electronically amplify visible or infrared light may be used .

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