Last year we heard from Barry Scollan with a magnificent buck he harvested, and this year it’s all about his brother, Art!
Art Scollan took what will surely be one of the heaviest grain fed whitetails this region will produce this fall. Art’s 248 pound trophy is what one might describe as one big fat buck!
Rick Poulin is currently scoring the antlers.
Here’s Art’s story as written by the man himself:
Friday Nov. 11th, 2011 proved to be the best morning of the hunt with a good frost. Shortly after 9am a nice doe with her tongue out came running down a corn stubble field and into a swamp. Just then, about 100 yards behind her was a large buck with his horns shining in the sun. He was right on her tail!
The buck would stop with his head down on the ground, and then he would start running on her trail. The closer the buck got to the end of the field, the faster he started to move. I put the scope of my 270 on him and fired. The buck stumbled and disappeared in the tall grass near the swamp.
My step son Rick was at a stand near by and we radioed each other. After waiting for a spell we started looking for him. The buck as buried down head first in a ditch in the tall grass. Radio contacts were made with fellow hunters, my brother Barry and Jamie, who all helped get the buck out.
The buck was a 12 pointer and field dressed 248 whopping pounds! It is the heaviest deer anyone in our gang has ever seen. The buck was full of fat. We took a five gallon pail of fat off of him. It was a great hunt!