High Tines Outfitters

Two GIANTS down in the first week….

The 2012 season has started out incredible….On opening night (Sept. 15 ) Dan Chrislaw had a beautiful 150″ buck at 60 yards but ran out of daylight….He had seen numerous bucks and plenty of does and fawns when the big boy showed himself 15 minutes b4 closing time….The buck fed in the beans making his way toward Dan and his camera man, but at a very slow pace…As light was fading the buck never made it to him but he had a phenominal encounter…What a way to start the year out with heart pounding night…

On the second night Dean Mense was on stand at a water hole that we had several pictures of 4 shooters visiting regularly… He had only been on stand for just over an hour when he heard something behind him….He turned slowly to see a shooter buck he nicknamed Swampy staring at him at 20 yards…Swampy had caught movement and pegged Dean in the stand but didn’t spook as Dean had the wind in his favor…After a long few minutes the wise old buck knew    something wasn’t rite and vacated b4 Dean could draw on him…About ten minutes later Dean caught movement above him only to see another shooter he nicknamed Triple Brow making his way to the water hole…Dean was filming himself and was trying to get the camera and himself ready for the shot when TB caught movement and locked up….The buck stood motionless for a few minutes then tried skirting around Dean to catch his wind but made a fatal mistake when he stayed within bow range and stopped…Dean made a great shot to anchor the first giant of the season….With an 8 pt. main frame and 2 extra brows on his rt. side the buck grossed 145″ PY….He was 21- 1/2″  wide and dressed out at 239lbs…What a stud…The buck not Dean…lol …..Congratulations Dean…

 

On Sept. 18 I was on my way home and figured I’d call a few clients that have been hunting with me for years and tell them we had some bucks patterned and they should get here ASAP….The first call was to Al Kryskowski…He is retired so I thought he would be flexible….He said well I’ll see what the wife says…I said OK and tried a few other clients…The next day Al called back and said he’d be their tomorrow…So I called Dean and he said he’d take care of him till Friday evening when I was able to get back up…On Thursday night Dean put Al on a water hole….The night didn’t produce much action but when Al left the stand and made his way to the field edge he spotted a big buck in the bean field…So the next night Al was in a ground blind on the edge of the bean field with a corn field to the northwest and alfalfa to the northeast…We set the blind their a month b4 season…I had been glassing 5 shooters there for 4 weeks straight almost every night I was able to get their…Well as Al’s night progressed he had seen a few doe and small bucks…When he caught movement to his left…Out walked 3 bucks…Two were definite shooters…They fed in the beans sparring every now and then slowly coming Al’s direction…As they were coming he couldn’t see them for a while because he didn’t have that window open to the south but he could hear them walking in the beans getting closer…All at once the first buck went thru his shooting lane at 20 yards and then the second one rite behind him…Al was bearing down on this 150 incher when he seen movement and a bigger buck came into view…Al said to himself thats the big boy thats getting my arrow…He put the pin on him and let the arrow fly…the buck was quartering away so he aimed a little back and drove an arrow rite into his bread basket…A perfect shot…We let him go that night as there wasn’t much blood due to no exit hole…the arrow stuck in his opposite shoulder…The next morning we found the monarch only 120 yards away… A monarch it was with 11 pts and a 16″ spread the buck grossed 171″ and dressed out at 204 lbs…Congratulations Al….