posted on January 26, 2014 13:53
When Mark Owen decided to help a fellow deer hunter get back in the game, he expected nothing in return for his kindnesses.
He certainly didn't expect to be handed the Holy Grail.
Mark sells bull semen for the artificial insemination of dairy cows, and he has customers throughout northern Ohio. While visiting with a client in June 2013, they discovered a mutual love of deer hunting, but the man - who made it clear he was a meat hunter - confessed that he wasn't very hip.
"I volunteered to see what I could do to help," Mark said.
They scouted together, and Mark brought him a couple of trail cameras. The first time he checked the units, there were hundreds of photographs of deer.
They tried some different camera setups after that. And in late July, they collected photos of a huge buck with a substantial drop tine.
"We nicknamed him Mr. Caveman because of the huge club of a drop tine," Mark said. "We even joked that he was a magazine cover deer."
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