Saturday evening as my day is just coming to rest after playing with the kids out in the snow/ice, I get a text message of the following pictures of this beast of a buck shot in Southern Wise County. He will probably be our new County Low Fence Record. It took me a while to go to sleep that night after seeing this!
Bill Huddleston of Decatur shot him Friday December 6, 2013. They had him on game camera November 21st this year and had him underscored by 15 inches by looking at the picture. This encounter was the next and last encounter they would have with the beast since the November game cam picture. His son, Chad Huddleston tells me they are going to have the local wildlife biologist get an exact score and see if their measurement of 176 4/8 is true and correct. This is proof Wise County has some big wallhangers, but you just have to hunt them!
*Supposedly the Wise County Low Fence Record is in the low 170′s killed near Denton Creek on the East side of Wise County and was harvested by a man named Ronald Patterson. This one will probably top that!* *CREDIT: Brian Hand
EDIT: Official score was 176 7/8 gross non typical and net was 170 1/8