Indiana hunter downs a massive drop tined whitetail.
Every hunter wants to shoot a big buck, but if there's one antler feature most hunters would love to see on their deer more than any other, it must be a drop tine. Unless it's a common trait being passed down from generation to generation in the deer herd, many hunters go their whole lives just hoping to see a whitetail with a drop tine.
Getting the chance to harvest a big buck with a drop tine is a pipe dream for many other hunters. YouTube's Michael Sturgill was out hunting with his dad when a buck with a massive drop tine gives his father a chance.
Michael's father doesn't even see the drop at first and it isn't until the giant buck is down for the count that they realize what a monster buck they have on their hands.
What a beast! This buck would have been impressive without the drop. However, it just adds so much more character to this deer. The fact that this drop tine appears to be nine or more inches long puts it in a rare class. That thing was a club hanging off that buck's main beam!
The footage here was shaky because he forgot his camera arm, but can you blame him? We'd be shaking too if we had a buck of this caliber standing near our stand! Michael's dad did a great job of staying composed and making a clean harvest on a true Indiana giant.
The only thing we enjoyed more than the buck itself, was the moment shared by this father and son duo. It's clear his dad was as happy to have his son there as he was to have taken the deer. That is truly what hunting is all about and we agree, we need to hunt with our loved ones more often too!