I just got back from Iowa last night. I shot a hammer of a buck on Wed evening.. the last 20 minutes of the last day. Weather was warm the first two days...then it was wet and windy the 3rd day...cold and windy the 4th day ..and then just cold and sunny on the fifth and last day.
He is very wide and tall...scores right at about 170 inches gross B&C. He is a mainframe 10 point with a huge kicker off is right brow tine and a small split G3 on the left side. Tines are really long and the brow tines are very long and heavy as as well. Inside spread was right at 19 6/8 inches. The body was immense. I have shot deer in Iowa that were about 270 pounds and this guy was every bit as big. The outfitter is suppose to send me field pictures as it was dark when he came to pick me up so we used the spotlights on his truck..
He came out walking slowly behind a doe....not sure she was in heat or not. The shot was 123 yards and I was using my Thompson ProHunter with a 250 grain Barnes tipped expander and three 50gr WhiteHot pellets. Dropped him in his tracks with a high shoulder shot which is what I typically aim for with these big Iowa deer if the shot is under 150 yards. It anchors them on the spot.
I will post more pictures when the outfitter emails me the field photos.
BTW, the week before they shot a gross 191 net 184 out of the same ground blind....so I got the little guy.