Arizona Strip Mega Mulie

Matt Liljenquist shows off his massive 2010 archery mule deer buck. The huge velvet antlered mulie was taken in recent days in the Arizona Strip and has a reported gross green score of 240-inches.

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.

Thanks,

Chad Smith

Congrats to Matt on taking one of the best archery mule deer bucks of all-time!

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Lynn Burkhead is a blessed man who digs being alive to know, live for, and worship the Creator; being married to his babe, Charissa; and being "Dad" to Katie, Zach, and Will. Professionally, he is a nationally recognized outdoor writer who served as an associate editor, senior writer, and blog columnist for the ESPNOutdoors.com Web site for much of this decade. Burkhead has also been a deer hunting columnist and fishing fundamentals columnist for Texas Fish & Game magazine as well as serving as a hunting columnist for Southern Sporting Journal magazine. Finally, he has been a busy freelance writer and photographer for more than a decade with hundreds of byline credits appearing in such places as Bassmaster.com, Bowhunt America, Bowhunter, Buckmasters, Field & Stream, GrandViewOutdoors.com, Great Plains Game & Fish, Louisiana Game & Fish, Lone Star Outdoor News, North American Whitetail, Oklahoma Game & Fish, Outdoor Life, Realtree.com, Rocky Mountain Game & Fish, Texas Sporting Journal, and Texas Sportsman. When time permits, you'll typically find him outside with a bow, a shotgun, a fly rod, or a Nikon camera in his hand. View all posts by hunting365

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