Our quest for a huge eastern Kansas buck known as “Yardstick” started when my dad and I unexpectedly caught him on trail camera in 2014.
We’d decided to put out cameras on our property. The first time we checked them, one had snapped a picture of a massive deer passing by. Naturally, we were determined to find out more about this buck and where he might be living. But despite our efforts, we ended up getting only two pictures of the deer that year. They were taken at night and were very blurry, but we could make out some details of his huge rack. He was a typical 12-pointer and surely the biggest deer around.
Up to that point in my life, I’d killed one...
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