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Scott Hensley Buck: 190-Inch Ohio Bruiser

by North American Whitetail Online Staff   |  February 4th, 2014 0

scott hensley buckHunter: Scott Hensley
State: Ohio
Score: 190 1/4 (gross)
Gear: Savage 220

They don’t call it home-field advantage for nothing.

Scott Hensley knows all about it. He has hunted the same Ohio farm for the last 12 years with hopes of bagging an elusive dream buck. It looked to be the same story this time around as his trail camera didn’t catch any photos of a monster buck.

But then all of his persistence and hard work finally paid off though when he landed this bruiser in early December.

Perhaps it was his knowledge of the land, the Savage 220 he purchased the previous summer, or intuition, but Hensley knew there was something special about his treestand location that early December morning.

At first light, all 190-inches of glory emerged into a nearby clearing, which gave Hensley a perfect opportunity. Even then he was unaware of the buck’s size.

With his Savage shouldered, he pulled the trigger and sent the buck reeling. Confident in his shot, the only thing left for him to do was wait.

Two hours passed before Hensley tracked the bruiser into the thick brush, a mere 60 yards from the stand. It was then he realized the sheer size of the buck he had just taken.

Jubilation set in as Hensley and his friend pulled the buck from the brush. The longer they admired, the more they realized how special this buck was.

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