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TAKEN BY: Brad Heuvelmann
DATE: / /13
PLACE: Des Moines Co. IA
HARVESTED WITH: Shotgun Firearm
ANTLER CLASSIFICATION: Irregular
SCORER(S): Judi Collora
OWNER: Brad Heuvelmann
TYPE: Free Roaming
TROPHY MEASUREMENT DATA
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TOTAL POINTS PER ANTLER 11 8
NO. OF IRREGULAR POINTS 6 3
TOTAL IRREGULAR INCHES 46 4/8 10
LENGTH OF MAIN BEAMS 24 1/8 25
LENGTH OF 1ST POINT 5 2/8 5 6/8
LENGTH OF 2ND POINT 7 3/8 8 7/8
LENGTH OF 3RD POINT 9 1/8 10 5/8
LENGTH OF 4TH POINT 1 6/8 6
LENGTH OF 5TH POINT 0 0
LENGTH OF 6TH POINT 0 0
LENGTH OF 7TH POINT 0 0
1ST CIRCUMFERENCE (C1) 6 5 6/8
2ND CIRCUMFERENCE (C2) 6 4/8 4 3/8
3RD CIRCUMFERENCE (C3) 4 4 2/8
4TH CIRCUMFERENCE (C4) 3 6/8 4
SCORE PER SIDE 114 3/8 84 5/8
INSIDE SPREAD 16 2/8
PERCENTAGE OF IRREGULARITY 28.3
Total Inches 199
BTR SCORE 215 2/8
(INCLUDES INSIDE SPREAD)
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By Brad Heuvelmann

While hunting after a heavy snowfall about 10 years ago, I ran into an older gentleman dragging out a once-in-a-lifetime whitetail. He had taken the buck early that morning and had been struggling to get the huge deer to his truck.

It was about lunchtime, and he was only halfway to his vehicle. I was happy to give him a hand, just for the opportunity to get a close look at the monster.

After he thanked me and we began to go our separate ways, he said, “If you want to shoot a big buck, go sit on this corner of this field tonight, and stay until shooting hours are over.”

Without hesitation, I heeded his advice and shot a great 8-pointer that very evening. That was the first time I sat in what my cousins and I now call Brad’s spot.

My spot.

I have sat there every shotgun season since that day, and I have taken five bucks.

The old man I helped wasn’t my first deer hunting mentor to drive home the importance of staying afield until ...

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