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Last year a buck showed up on my Reconex that was really wide. In the photo he had all four feet in the air and he looked like he was flying. I decided to call him 747. This summer I was able to watch 747 blossom into a really wide antlered buck. 747 was going to be my target buck for the season. I had many encounters with 747, one was with my daughter Kat. She was bow hunting and we had him at 30 yards but she was not comfortable with shooting at that distance. I had him several times at 50 and 60 yards, but I was not going to risk a bad shot either. Once I had him at 30 yards when I was self filming and just could not get it done. On Jan 1 the conditions were perfect for a Muddy ground blind I had hidden in the corn on the edge of some soy beans. It was really cold, 0 degrees and about 20 below with the wind chill. It was a high pressure system with a full moon rising, what more could a guy ask for in a late season bow hunt? My daughter dropped us off at the blind with the truck and we settled in quick as she drove off. The hunt was really slow until the sun hit the horizon. First a couple does, followed by a group of four bucks. I was happy to see 747 was still packing his head gear and was coming our way! I had decided earlier that our shot was going to be in the beans so we only had the windows on the bean field open. 747 decided to eat corn 20 yards away broadside for 10 minutes! All at once a doe trotted out into the soybeans and 747 followed her. I was already at full draw when he walked by at 20 yards. I picked my spot and was happy to see the Nocturnal nock hit right where I was aiming. The 747 ran just out of sight and made a crash landing.