Craig Yehlik of New Richmond, Wis., clocked into his deer stand Friday at 4:28 p.m.
When leaves immediately rustled behind him, he guessed wild turkeys. Soon the leaves were crunching just 15 yards away. It was a buck.
At 4:44 p.m., the buck was slowly quartering away. Yehlik shot his Bowtech RPM 360 using a Swhacker broadhead. The buck — taken on private land in Wisconsin’s St. Croix County — was one of the biggest he ever harvested.