Great Texas Bucks With Intertwined Stories
Here are two fine bucks, both non-typicals are in the Boone and Crockett record book (one at 224 6/8 and the other at 199 5/8) yet the hunters and the stories are also linked in an unusual manner. Here is the story as I heard it:
A Seguin, TX hunter, Chad Dietz, and a companion were hunting a LaSalle County ranch lease together. Chad rattled up the best buck that either man had ever seen; however Chad's companion wounded the deer and they were not able to recover the animal. Another Seguin, TX hunter, John Brannon III, was hunting his ranch in Dimmit County and killed the buck on the right in the photo above.
This buck was entered in the big buck contest at Cotulla and held the top position as the last day of the season approached. On the last day of hunting season, Minnie D.B. Haynes, owner of the ranch leased by Chad and his companion, saw the huge buck shown on the left and killed it. As you probably have already guessed, the buck she killed is the same buck that was wounded by Chad's companion. (The old wound can be seen in the photo high on the left side of the buck.)
This outstanding buck was taken on the last day of the big deer contest to take the $5000 prize for Minnie and away from John...! John had his beautiful B&C buck but barely missed the glory (not to mention the money..!) that went with the top buck for this premier south Texas contest.
We can all sympathize though with Chad and his companion, for they had the opportunity at a buck of a lifetime in their grasp and didn't come away with anything more than a memory..!
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