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'┬Ža true father/son buck!

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

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