Wisconsin Rattle Buck, Chip Coenen

Many fathers introduce their children to hunting and that was certainly the case with Chip and Benjamin Coenen of Appleton, Wisconsin. Chip started letting Ben tag along on bowhunting trips to the family hunting cottage in Waupaca when he was 8-years-old and over the years the duo shared many hunting adventures together, with Chip imparting lessons and insight along the way.

Well, sometimes it's the student that helps the teacher and that's what happened in the 2011 season.

Hunting the first week of November from a stand in an area Benjamin knew held some bucks, dad Chip wasn't seeing much at all. He sent a text to his son Benjamin, about the slow hunting who responded with instructions to get out his rattling horns and doe bleat and give that a try.

Just a few seconds after completing a rattling sequence, a giant 10-point stepped out and Chip was able to send an arrow on its way, connecting with the buck.


Father and son made the recovery a day later! The near perfect typical 10-point trophy green scored 154 inches and weighed a Wisconsin-sized 285 pounds!


Benjamin was excited that his dad was able to take such a great buck.


"It brought me the kind of joy I had when I was a little kid and Dad would tell me he was going to take me out to hunt with him," shared son Benjamin.

Congrats on a great buck guys!




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