Skip to main content

230-Inch Father/Son Trophy Buck

230-Inch Father/Son Trophy Buck

Joel Greteman got an assist from his father Dave in dropping this fantastic Iowa trophy buck. Here's how it went down...

Joel Greteman and dad David were hunting the Iowa firearms opener on December 3rd for a big ole' midwestern whitetail. They were set up in make-shift ground blinds made of corn-stubble bales with plywood tops. The blinds were spaced apart from each other so each hunter could cover different zones of the section they were hunting.
Shortly after 7 a.m., Joel spotted this absolute monster stroll in about 90 yards away and bed down. Remaining calm, Joel patiently waited, mentally rehearsing the shot in his head, again and again.
Around 9 a.m., David got out of his blind and started towards Joel's location, oblivious that a buck of a lifetime was bedded down right in front of his son! Joel frantically signaled for Dave to get down, who did as he was told and dropped, immediately hearing a shot.
The buck was hit, but not down. As David looked up from his position, the monarch was standing only 40 yards away and looking back at Joel. With a clear and safe shot, David hit the brute in the neck, completing the assist€¦a true father/son buck!

The Hawkeye hoss green scored 230 inches and featured 28 scorable points. Congrats guys on a fantastic buck!

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Popular Videos

Deer Dog: Treats & Training

Deer Dog: Treats & Training

Jeremy Moore discusses whether or not to use treats when training your deer dog.

Deer Factory: Northern Climate Warm-Season Food Plots

Deer Factory: Northern Climate Warm-Season Food Plots

Dr. James Kroll and Pat Hogan discuss warm-season food plots on this deer factory in Minnesota.

Deer Dog: Shed Conditioning

Deer Dog: Shed Conditioning

Jeremy Moore talks about the importance of your deer dog's physical conditioning.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the North American Whitetail App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top North American Whitetail stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All North American Whitetail subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now