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It all started this past summer when my cousin, Troy Dawson, contacted me about starting a new hunting destination in South East Kansas. My wife and I jumped at the chance to help so we drove to Prairie Oaks LLC. And boy we were excited! 8000 acres of prime Kansas whitetail hunting located in Chase County, near the town of Cedar Point. I got him set up with 40 Big Game tree stands and 12 Reconyx cameras and not to mention we planted 11 fields of Biologic Outfitters Blend and Green Patch Plus.

Once the plots and cameras were in place we were pleasantly surprised as to what was showing up. There was a particular deer that was coming in more often than others in a certain plot of Biologic, we named him Mr. Photogenic. October 30th rolled around and we hung sets to hunt Mr. Photogenic, what we thought was a 170 inch, 13 point. The first few days of hunting were slow, then November 1st rolled around and temperatures dropped and we knew that had to get the deer on their feet. We had been hanging sets in other locations so we got in the stand at 4:30 pm, late as usual. A coyote had come in,11 turkeys and two smaller bucks came out at 6:00pm. Then out popped the perfect doe at 6:30pm, she was one of the first to be in heat in the area and guess who popped out minutes later at 75 yards away, MR. PHOTOGENIC! I could barely stay in the tree I was so shocked. He slowly walked in following her trail and chasing off the two younger bucks. Our wind was a little wrong but our Scent blocker took care of that. He was only focused on one thing, keeping the little bucks away from his doe. He ventured into 30 yards and I let the PSE BOW MADNESS XL and RAGE loose to do some work. And the rest is history! My biggest Bow kill ever! 194! He went 45 yards and fell in a pile! Talk about Excited! I still can’t believe it happened. I’ve certainly experienced BOW MADNESS!

We thought this deer was around 170 inches, goes to show how good at judging deer I am. By the way he isn’t the biggest deer that we have pictures of at Prairie Oaks. I have got to thank Prairie Oaks and the Dawson Family for the hunt of a lifetime! And personally invite other hunters to check out this Whitetail Haven.