Now this is one big deer.
Duluth, Minnesota has a lot of deer. They have so many deer in fact that once a year, the city opens up to a public deer hunt to help reduce the population within city limits.
One hunter partaking in this city hunt, Leif Birnbaum, was positioned in a treestand in a purposefully unnamed neighborhood. Then, all of a sudden, a cow-sized buck came walking right into his range and
Birnbaum let his arrow fly.
“I couldn’t believe how big it was,” Birnbaum said in an interview with the Duluth News Tribune. “I’d never seen a deer on the ground that big. It was the biggest body I’d ever seen. We just stood there thinking, ‘How are we going to get it out of here?'”
After field dressing out to 260 pounds, this deer could have easily topped 300 pounds on the hoof. Birnbaum does not plan to get his big deer mounted. As he stated, he didn’t think the antlers were particularly big. It was just the size of the body that made this deer so special.
With that being said, the hunter does plan to get a European mount made instead.
Goodness gracious, what a land-cow!