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Sunflower Slammer: 222 6/8-Inch Kansas Trophy Buck

Sunflower Slammer: 222 6/8-Inch Kansas Trophy Buck

Cameron Gabast's 222 6/8-inch Kansas Trophy Buck

Nebraska native and outfitter Cameron Grabast might have taken the jewel of Jewel County, Kansas when he dropped this fantastic 34-point non-typical that netted 222 6/8 inches during the Sunflower State's muzzleloader season.
This wasn't the first encounter for Cameron and this buck. During the 2010 archery season he had a shot at the deer, but wasn't able to connect with the monarch.
And if not for an overgrown treestand this year, he might not have had his once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

He'd planned on hunting a certain spot, but when he arrived at the stand location, he discovered the tree that his stand was set up on had grown over and it wasn't going to be possible to hunt that area.

So he doubled back to a field a half mile south where he'd spotted a decent 4x4 the evening prior and posted up against a tree, hoping to see something get up out of a milo field he was overlooking.
Around 6:50 that evening, Cameron spotted four does getting up and 10 minutes later he spotted the nice 4x4. Studying ways he could get a shot at the buck, Cameron noticed the group started to look back to the north...and for good reason as the crown jewel of the county had entered the fray.
Horns, high and heavy, splayed about and Cameron hoped the big buck, now much bigger than what he saw in 2010, would stay on a path that would lead him to an opening that would give him a shot from 131 yards.
The buck cooperated and the recently purchased T/C Impact bellowed, sending a 250-gr. Hornady SST through the Kansas air, where it connected with the monarch, dropping him in his tracks!

Congrats Cameron on a fantastic trophy!

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