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Deer of the Day - Missouri Freak, Jeff Heine

Deer of the Day - Missouri Freak, Jeff Heine

Hunting the last day of Missouri's firearm season in Pike County, Jeff Heine was still holding out for a nice mature buck. He was set up in a fixed wooden condo stand that overlooked an open field with a timberline behind it.

10 minutes after conducting a rattling sequence, Jeff spotted movement from the woods and saw a buck that he knew was the one, only he wasn't aware of how special this buck was.

"His typical side was facing towards me, I had no idea what he was sporting on his other side, I just knew he was a shooter," shared Jeff.


Taking aim with his Remington bolt-action rifle chambered in .30-06, Jeff took his shot, unsure if he hit the deer. The buck ran in a big circle and stopped in a brush pile 30 yards from Jeff, finally dropping about five minutes after the shot.


When Jeff walked up on the deer, he was in for quite a surprise when he rolled the buck over and saw the abnormal right side of his rack. The buck sported 14 points and netted 162 inches non-typical.

Nice work Jeff!





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