Robert Gramoll: 202-Inch Wisconsin Possible Record-Breaker

Robert Gramoll: 202-Inch Wisconsin Possible Record-Breaker
Photo from the Star Times.

Hunter: Robert Gramoll

State/County: Wisconsin/Juneau County

Score: 202 1/8 inches, green score

Gear: Remington Model 7400 .30-06 auto-loading rifle

Persistence wins the day.

Just ask Robert Gramoll, who thought about packing it in early on the second to last day of Wisconsin rifle season, having been shutout to that point during bow and rifle seasons. A couple of buddies told him to stick it out, which he did. It was a decision he won't soon forget.

That day he struck whitetail gold, spotting what was clearly a wall-hanger approaching through the woods. At about 75 yards the monster buck spotted him and turned to run, but by then Gramoll had touched off a shot with his Remington 7400 .30-06, dropping the buck dead in its tracks. When he got to the buck, he finally realized what he'd shot — a 202 1/8-inch monster that beat out the previous county record for typical deer by six inches.

"I was hunting with my boss on his property, and when we walked up to the deer, our mouths dropped. We couldn't believe it, we were both in shock," Gramoll said. "I've been hunting my whole life and never seen a deer like this. It's like winning the lottery."

According to John Ramsey, a scorer for the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club, Gramoll's buck will most likely be the new Juneau County record and place top 10 in the state. All that waits is the required 60-day drying period, but according to the Star Times, Ramsey believes it will be more than enough to take the top spot in the county.

As for Gramoll, it was all about being at the right place at the right time. When he was met by a crowd of onlookers at the town general store, several landowners had trail camera photos of the deer in velvet. But in the end, Gramoll was there when it counted. He battled through the season, as he had many, and was rewarded.

"At first I was so discouraged, I just wanted to go home. We hadn't seen a damn thing during bow and rifle seasons," Gramoll said. "But you know I stayed, and that kind of says it all. I've been real blessed with this monster buck."

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