JOE  OLLES: 10/15/05
                          213 1/2 LB
                          10 POINT - 134 3/8"

This is Joe's third year bowhunting and on 10/15/05 at 6:00 PM, he accomplished what all bowhunters dream about. The North American Whitetail Deer is the most difficult animal to hunt on this entire planet. The pictures below are of a Pope and Young record book BUCK.

Joe is on the left and his friend Matt Cantrell in the picture paid the $2.00 that entered Joe in the contest.

It was 6:00 pm in the Town of Murray.

The airmail message he sent was a 125 grain Thunderhead.

The message was only sent 8 yards and 60 yards later it was over. Think about how long it takes for a deer to run 60 yards. With a well placed broadhead it only takes 15 or 20 seconds.

This is the third largest Buck we have weighed at Creekwood Archery in nine years. It is the second biggest buck ever in the contest.

The palmation in the rack is what makes it so unusual. When you score a rack every deer gets four diameters on each side. Usually they get smaller as you go towards the tips. But Joe's Buck it was the opposite with the last diameters on both sides over five inches because of the palmation.

Yes Joe, he weighs more than you do soaking wet.

The commotion at Creekwood was high. Hunters in the neighborhood were calling each other to come see this huge buck. Our Sunday kids were arriving and they were all going WOW ! Moms were explaining to there children about hunting season. Meanwhile Joe was telling me how it hadn't sunk in yet. He was like in a daze. I pinched him a little and told him it wasn't a dream.

This is a day he will not forget for the rest of his life. It is good to have days like that. Thanks for sharing it with me Joe. I really appreciate it.

By the way, I guess there is always a little competition going on between Joe and his friend Matt. Stay tuned for a further update.