Kentucky’s ‘Muy Grande’ Of The Year – North American Whitetail Magazine

kybuckAfter he and his hunting companions got a trail camera photo of a giant non-typical, Robert Taylor thought that he would never see the buck again. But strange things often happen in the deer woods, and Robert ended up shooting a true BlueGrass megabuck.By Bill CooperEvery year, hundreds of whitetail hunters across the country make decisions to join or organize a hunt club, to acquire a new hunting lease, or to request permission to hunt a particular farm site or tract of timber. They may even book a guided or semi-guided hunt, or apply for a license drawing in a special hunt unit. Reasons vary, but there is always the underlying hope that the new location or experience might provide the opportunity to take a true trophy-class buck.It was a windy, rainy afternoon in Butler County, Kentucky, last Nov. 14 when Tennessean Robert Taylor encountered the huge buck that his group had nicknamed “Muy.” The 29-point whitetail scored 249 6/8 non-typical B&C points, ranking fourth on the state’s all-time non-typical list and making him the third-largest buck ever taken by a hunter.To some degree, nearly everyone is affected by the old adage “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence,” and there is no denying that part of the whitetail mystique is tied to the intrigue of hunting new and different locations. So last year, when Tennessee resident Robert Taylor was invited to join several friends on a Kentucky hunting lease, he readily accepted for a variety of reasons.NEW HORIZONS”I knew the group had hunted the lease for two years,” Robert said. “Although there wasn’t a single deer killed the first year, they reported seeing a number of impressive-looking young bucks, and during the 2007 season one of the guys shot a deer that grossed over 150. It seemed like a good situation and I really enjoy hunting different areas. And knowing all of the other hunters in the group made the decision pretty easy.”continue article In August, several weeks after placing trail cameras at various sites on the property, the group received its first inkling that the upcoming deer season might be something special.One of the cameras had recorded a photo of a buck with antlers the size of which defied description. In fact, from that time on, the buck was referred to as “Muy,” a shortened term for Muy Grande.”It would be an understatement to say that Muy was the subject of a lot of campfire discussions,” Robert said. “However, that single instance provided the only photo we had of the buck prior to the opening of bow season, so we naturally assumed the big deer just happened to be passing through the property. I honestly don’t think any of us really believed there was much chance of actually getting a shot at a buck that big.” Click link Below for full story!

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