This particular whitetail buck is likely my most memorable hunt to date. Not only was I fortunate enough to cash in on a trophy, scoring 173 5/8 all said and done, but I was blessed enough to harvest this beauty with my grandfather right in the midst of a very stressful time for our family. My great grandmother was very ill with cancer and most of our time was spent by her side. However, Grandpa had scouted out this buck and wanted us to chase him in the early stages of the season. On November 3 rd , 2009, we connected. It meant the world to me to be able to show a picture of my buck to my Great Grandmother and have her smile over it before her passing the very next day.