Opening Day Ohio Buck 2018

My dream hunt lasted less than 2 hours

What an awesome opening evening in Ohio. I feel like now, the more I hunt, the more I truly enjoy when a plan comes together. We had a good wind for this particular, smaller farm. And, we had one buck on our hit list…The Wide 9.

Our target buck, The Wide 9.
Our target buck, The Wide 9.
The Wide 9 and his running mate were regulars at this smaller farm.
The Wide 9 and his running mate were regulars at this smaller farm.

 

There really isn’t much I can write that would be better than this video. This video says it all.

I could not be happier with this buck or this hunt. I really owe it to my Draggin’ Deer teammate Scott Romzek. He’s the one who put in a ton of off-season work, had this buck patterned and put a perfect game plan together. This beautiful 9 point ended up being my biggest buck to date and my first opening-day buck. The cherry on top was the fact that 16 years earlier, on the exact same day and almost the same time, I killed my very first deer. What a sweet way to start the 2018 season!

My Ohio 9 Point.
My Ohio 9 Point.
My first buck and my biggest buck, exactly 16 years apart.
My first buck and my biggest buck, exactly 16 years apart.

 

Good luck and be safe out there my friends! If you find success this season please be sure to share with us!

-Matt

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