Crossbows: The Lane Bailey Buck
By: Tracy Breen
If you think you may have only one shot, pick up a crossbow like this hunter did
When most people open a hunting magazine and see a hunter grinning from ear to ear while holding a big buck, they wonder whether the hunter was lucky, wealthy or both. Lane Bailey from Missouri isn’t wealthy, and he created his own luck last fall and arrowed the buck of a lifetime with his crossbow.
Nope, this isn’t bigger than the 255 6/8-inch buck taken in Missouri a few years ago. But it’s a monster.
This one-of-a-kind has an amazing drop tine and 18 points. In the end, it measured 194 1/8 inches of antler. The Show Me State hunter shot the massive buck during the fall of 2017, but the hunt for him started during the fall of 2015.
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