Stunning Double-Droptine Giant Scores 214 Inches

Gary Barenz of Wisconsin with his stunning gagger whitetail, which measured more than 214 inches and had a double droptine. Wow!

Gary Barenz of Wisconsin with his stunning gagger whitetail, which measured more than 214 inches and had a double droptine. Wow!

Gary Barenz, a longtime and close friend of the D&DH team, had an encounter with the buck of a lifetime on Oct. 25 and, without a doubt, made the most of it.

Barenz was hunting in Waukesha County, Wis., with his crossbow when this stupendous buck stepped within range. Just watching it would certainly cause any hunter’s blood pressure to rise. Back in the olden days they’d have called it “havin’ the palpatations!” and no doubt Barenz was juggling his emotions while facing the big buck.

His shot was true, though, and the 18-point monster hit the dirt. It has a 20-inch spread, double droptine and gross score of 214-6/8 inches B&C.

Congrats to Gary, and we’ll have more information about this stunning buck and the hunt in the March issue of Deer & Deer Hunting.

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