Evan Lammie's Record Typical Ontario Bow Buck
I just had the pleasure of interviewing Evan Lammie, president of the QDMA's Broken Arrow Branch in Ontario, Canada. Evan killed a buck last season that has officially taken the title of Ontario's all-time largest typical bow-kill. His buck, a 10-pointer with amazing tine length (15-inch G2s, for example), nets 183 3/8 inches.
I'd like to tell you I'd seen this deer before and have been watching him since he was young. That'd be the classic QDM story. Unfortunately, that's not the way it happened. I don't have any trail camera pictures or history with him that I know of, unless I got some video of him as a 2-year-old. Regardless, it was a blessing and a privilege to encounter this animal, Evan says.
Hunting the morning of November 17, 2011, Evan was actually about to climb down from his stand and head in to work. It was 9 a.m.—much earlier than he normally would've climbed down—but he hadn't seen much of anything that morning, and work was on his mind. But before gathering his gear, he caught movement and spotted this buck and a doe 75 yards away, headed away from him, toward a thicket. Evan texted his buddy, Mark, who was hunting a different stand nearby.
I usually like to let things unfold naturally and not pressure the deer, but I asked Mark if he'd circle around the thicket, upwind of the deer, to see if it would push them toward me, Evan says.
It worked like a charm. Ten minutes later, he saw the buck and doe headed his way. He passed through my first shooting lane, and I just couldn't get settled, Evan says. I was fighting the feelings we all fight during moments like that. I had two more shooting lanes, though, so I let him keep walking.
When the buck stepped into Evan's second lane, he was 32 yards away. Evan was ready. I held just a little low, figuring he'd try and jump the string. But he didn't drop much. The arrow hit him at the top of the heart, and he crashed not 60 yards away.
Check out the full-length version of Evan's story on the Foundation for the Recognition of Ontario Wildlife's website.
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