Ep. 309: What Happens When You Kill the World Record Whitetail?
Today on the show we chat with a Wired To Hunt listener, Luke Brewster, who killed the largest deer ever killed by a hunter last year. And we find out what happens when an everyday average deer hunter gets struck by whitetail lightning. Is it a positive experience or toxic?
- Why we're chatting about the world record whitetail today
- This is NOT a glorification of antler inches
- An extended review of Dan Johnson's 2019 mule deer hunt and lessons learned from this impactful experience
- My final parting words before leaving for my backcountry canoe-in whitetail hunt in the Boundary Waters
- How Luke got into hunting as an adult and how Wired To Hunt helped
- What led Luke to Illinois and his pursuit of mature bucks
- How his hunt for the world record whitetail unfolded
- What happens in the hours after shooting a deer of this caliber
- How the game warden got involved
- The impact of social media after the hunt
- Dealing with media attention
- How do you set hunting goals for the next year after a hunt like this?
- Was killing the world record whitetail a positive experience or negative?
- Lessons learned from this experience about hunting and the culture of hunting
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