posted on March 07, 2011 06:57
By Mike Handley
I suspect that when I examine all the entries from 2010, I’ll find Missouri among the top yielders of record-book bucks. I cannot recall a better season, quality-wise, for Show Me State deer hunters.
The most recent giant to cross my desk was taken Nov. 16 by John Bruno of Macon, Mo. His Randolph County 14-pointer – a mainframe 5x5 with a trio of forked points and a small kicker – carries a composite score of 194 6/8 inches.
The Bruno Buck is one of several that’ll be featured in Rack magazine next fall. Two others to look for are Justin Moenkhoff’s Lafayette County 17-pointer (207 4/8 composite), also a rifle-killed irregular, and John Cozart’s clean 6x5, which he arrowed in Macon County (180 4/8 composite).
These outstanding deer are but a very small sampling of what can be found north of Interstate 70, which connects St. Louis and Kansas City.
Date to Remember
March 14: Deadline for pre-registering for the March 19 antler-scoring class in Dubuque, Iowa. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.