San Carlos Gallery
Matthew Phillips 2005
Jan 1, 2005
R-100 unit, San Carlos Reservation
Matthew says this is his first big Coues deer and it scored 109 3/8. This was a hunt of a lifetime for him. He had a great hunt and saw about 35-40 bucks, average was about 80 inches. He said this buck was rutting, but some areas they hunted the does were alone.
Matthew worked his way to within 300 yards of the buck and waited for a good shot. He was able to snap a photo through his spotted scope before he killed the buck. One shot with his .280 did the trick.
Congrats on a great buck from an awesome hunting area!
(update Nov 7, 2005, posted pic of the buck after it was mounted. see bottom photo)