Buck of a Lifetime Got Me Entered Into King Of The Woods Contest

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I was ecstatic to get entered into the King Of The Woods Contest.

My buck of a lifetime managed to win week eight to become eligible to enter King Of The Woods Contest in early December 2015

Having hunted this property for six seasons I knew it held a lot of deer that kept returning from neighbouring properties. Especially when hunting season rolled around.

My Spypoint trail cams captured a lot of images but not a head shot of this particular buck I was after, I had seen him at a distance one afternoon from my tree stand. He seemed to be particularly camera shy or so it seemed.

That said he seemed to hate my Buck Fever Synthetic scrapes and licking branches that I had set up. He must have wondered who this other buck was. I would build a buck trap and then he would make a new scrape within yards of mine.

It continued all season long through the archery season and first shotgun season in November. Four other shotgun hunters had permission to hunt the farm and all tagged out in two days. I had applied for the second season in December to avoid the crowds.

Plus I was hoping to fill my bow tag before them. It seemed the weather wasn’t hunting friendly with most deer resting during the overly warm days and feeding at night.

How many deer did you see in daylight?



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As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.