Gagger. Stunner. Toad. Hawg. Mega-Monster. Freak Nasty.
Whatever descriptive phrase you’d like to use, they all fit the huge mule deer buck recently arrowed by PSE archer Matt Liljenquist.
I received word of Matt’s big mulie today by way of an e-mail forwarded to me earlier today from a friend. The e-mail originated with Chad Smith of Vaquero Outfitters, Inc.
In Smith’s own words, here are the details of Liljenquist’s high-end record book archery mule deer buck:
“Matt Liljenquist with his 2010 Arizona Strip Archery Buck. With his dad, Randy Liljenquist and good friend Blake Chapman in position to help with hand signals, Matt and I stalked to 52 yards of this bedded buck. After a short wait in the 95 degree sun the buck got up and walked to 32 yards broadside. I gave him a grunt and Matt sent Rusty Ulmer’s new broadhead on its way. Matt’s buck gross scores 240 and has a gross typical frame of 228 7/8 by an official measurer – net score is pending 60 days drying time. I can honestly say Matt and Randy are some of the nicest people you will ever know and it could not be more deserving. I am grateful that they let Blake and I be part of their fair chase hunt.
Congrats to Matt on taking one of the best archery mule deer bucks of all-time!