Over 50 years of experience pays off for John Kassera, who now holds the new Wisconsin typical archery buck record. Here are the exciting details.
John Kassera, a seasoned hunter with 50 years of experience, was patiently sitting in a stand in ‘The Driftless Area’ of West Central Wisconsin. What would happen on that November 5th afternoon in La Crosse County would see his name etched in the record books.
At approximately 2:55 pm, an impressive 5 x 5 buck worked its way along a steep ridge upwind and toward Kassera. It was a buck that had been captured on camera numerous times – and a definite brute at that.
The hunting stars were aligned that day and the big buck was successfully arrowed from 20 yards to make for the new Wisconsin typical archery buck record.
A net score of 193 4/8″ was officially panel measured on January 23, surpassing last year’s state record. Kassera’s buck has a gross score of 201 5/8″ and sports main beams of 30 6/8″ and 30 5/8″. In addition, 5 tines exceed 11 inches and total mass combined is over 42 inches.
Perseverance paid off for Kassera – not only on the harvest but for getting his name into the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club record books.
Congrats on the whitetail of a lifetime, John!
Photos courtesy of John Kassera.