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“Agencies sometimes have to accomodate trophy hunters and meat hunters.”
Keith McCaffery, Retired Deer Researcher, WI DNR

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Once-in-a-Lifetime Buck

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“Magazines and videos are out to create unrealistic expectations and dissatisfied hunters.   They make it seem that everyone should be able to shoot themselves a Boone &Crockett buck.  The articles in the magazine might say, “It was a once in a lifetime experience.”  Wisconsin leads the nation in the number Boone & Crockett bucks harvested with about 75/yr.  We have 650,000 hunters.  So, your random chance of bagging a Boone & Crockett buck in WI is “once in a lifetime” if you live 8,700 yrs.”

Keith McCaffery, Retired WI Deer Researcher