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Willie Chappell: The Largest Virginia Whitetail Ever Filmed

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The legend of Willie Chappell is indeed one for the story books. 

I don’t want to spoil the video for you, so here’s a look at a giant Virginia whitetail.

The 7-year-old buck grossed 198 inches. If you only think you can harvest deer of this caliber on large tracts of land, think again. This near-200-inch whitetail fell on a 60-acre parcel.

This hunter killed the deer nearly two miles from where he found his 4-year-old sheds. One of the ways Peter Sutphin, the hunter who harvested this deer, captured this buck on trail camera was by using mineral sites.

He, along with Paul and James Edmunds (founder of Non Typical Outdoors), set up several of these sites. They utilized their product known as the “Monster Maker” in the off-season to photograph several bucks in velvet, with Willie Chappell being one of the most notable.

So what is the key to killing big bucks like Willie Chappell? According to Sutphin, it’s providing cover and a sanctuary for deer to feel secure.

Like what you see here? You can read more awesome hunting articles by Nathan Unger at the Bulldawg Outdoors blog. Follow him on Twitter @Bulldawgoutdoor, Instagram @Bulldawgoutdoors and subscribe on YouTube @Bulldawgoutdoors.

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Willie Chappell: The Largest Virginia Whitetail Ever Filmed