12 minutes ago
The famous UNICORN BUCK!!!!
Wow Amazing RACK😍😍😍😍
@mattmccormick05 Four years ago, I met a humble, soft spoken Whitetail guide from Springfield, MO named Travis Crowley ( @crowley40). By the end of our conversation, it was evident that he was a homegrown family man who aspired to live in the mountains but was infatuated with mature whitetails.
That next year, Travis got his first photo of a 3 year old buck he called Unicorn. Over the years, Unicorn created a reputation that lived up to his name, a mysterious creature who lurked the Kansas prairie only under the cover of darkness. Three years go by and still, not a single daylight image or sighting of Unicorn. But as he aged, his patterns became more concentrated ultimately leading to nightly movement through a creek funnel that connected bedding and a hidden standing milo field.
On November 9th, Travis walked me into a stand located in that funnel. Within an hour I had deer under me, including a single doe who got my wind and silently blew out. In response to my IG Story update, Travis sent me this photo ( #2) ‘Tonight’s the night!’ I made a quick Ozonics adjustment and 10 minutes later...there he was. Within seconds I was at full draw with him at 15 yards when he stopped in the same spot as the doe. No shot. Retreating and now on alert, he walked out beyond my 30 yard marker and stopped broadside in my opening. I put the 40 pin mid-body and released…THWACK!!! The sound of air leaving his chest cavity filled my ears and within a minute, I watched Unicorn’s rack fall backward over the hill. Queue Instagram Story : if you haven’t seen it, check out my page highlights.
So much of archery hunting is failure after failure and when it finally comes together, your mind and body are overwhelmed with uncontrollable adrenaline and joy. I’m extremely thankful for this buck and the encounter we had but this isn’t about me. This buck is a representation of all the blood and sweat Travis has shed on the Kansas dirt over the years and I’m stoked to have gotten an inside look at what drives his passion. Thanks for the unforgettable hunt Travis! Your drive is inspiring! #TravisTrophyHunts #SITKAgear
7 hours ago
Spring tahr with father and son. Enquire now for 2019 tahr hunts
7 hours ago
Scratch paper to jot some numbers down. ...No thank you, Sitka. Couldn’t have made it to Boonerville without you.
#sitkagear #diverge7 #sitka
7 hours ago
Looking at this picture reminds me of a cold night spent around a fire but freezing making friendships that will last a lifetime and learning new tricks to stay warm. #backcountrybcandbeyond