2006 was a banner year for my gf's son Phillip and myself. I remembered reading about this buck which now I know was taken by Bill Crutchfield jr. in 2006
and ronn you are so right,
I've always said if a hunter really wants to put in the efforts that it takes to score a monster buck he doesn't have to spend a fortune doing it.
There are huge racked bucks taken every year in almost every state and most come from open public hunting lands they probably won't be as big as this one in this picture but each state produces at least one that stands out every year.