Burke Wills

Came in behind me at first light and I noticed how wide he was and that he definitely wasn’t any of the bucks I had on camera. I grunted at him, but he kept on walking. A few minutes later, 2 little spikes came in, chasing a doe. I started grunting at them just to mess with them. All of a sudden, it sounded like a freight train coming through the woods and the big 9 came running back in and broke up their party. He chased all three around my stand for about 10 minutes before he finally stopped long enough for me to get a shot. 8 yards broadside, right in front of me. Was some of the most fun I’ve ever had in a tree stand. I let it lay for about an hour so I could go get my daughter to help me track it. Right about 127″, 22″ wide, 180lb live weight. Oh yeah… This was shot in the City of Richmond, in a backyard!

Date: January 01, 1970
Equipment Used: Horton crossbow. Muzzy MX-4's, 8yd shot
Location: Richmond, Va
Pictured (left to right): Burke, Daughter
Trophy Size: 22" wide 9 pt
Trophy Species: Whitetail

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