Twenty-year-old Ryan Sullivan is not a typical frat boy. As an agriculture business major at Arkansas State University, his life’s course load is pretty full. Yet he somehow manages to find time to pursue his passion for deer hunting, which has many of his fraternity brothers scratching their heads.
When he first saw the buck in this story back in 2010, Ryan knew that, if given time, it would grow into a world-class deer. And he was right.
He saw the deer once in 2011 and again in 2012, and it was substantially bigger each season.
The buck almost met its maker in 2011.
“I had hunted five or six days straight (before the state’s youth season) and hadn’t seen a thing,” Ryan said.
Because deer activity was so slow, he decided to take a break, shift gears and to take his 7-year-old cousin hunting. There’s no way I’ll see that buck, he thought.
When the two were afield, the first deer to show was a 7-pointer, and Ryan...