Michigan's firearm deer season is nearly over, but at least one lucky hunter in Van Buren County took an absolute giant.
The photos of this monster buck are already going viral. The lucky hunter is John Hatt, and this buck green-scored an astonishing 195 3/8!
You can hear the story of this buck of a lifetime from the man who shot it in the video below.
What a great story and an amazing deer. Michigan isn't exactly well known as a big-buck state, but John's story proves some trophy bucks do show up here every year. It'll be interesting to see what this deer's final score is and where it falls on the all-time list of biggest bucks in Michigan.
This buck actually only fell only about 15 miles from where I hunt. I know firsthand how hard it is to get a buck after Nov. 15, much less a buck of this caliber, especially 10 days into the season! From one Van Buren County hunter to another, congratulations on a once-in-a-lifetime animal, John!