Monster Buck Fail Video: Can You Guess What Will Go Wrong?

Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors TV fame is gun hunting with his mom, and she has a close encounter with a monster buck. But the buck lives for another day!

Monster Buck Fail Video: Can You Guess What Will Go Wrong?

This Facebook video had me sitting on the edge of my seat, which frankly is a bit surprising. In general, I’m not a big fan of watching whitetail hunters (gun or bow) shoot massive bucks on heavily managed private property in prime regions of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, etc.

Is it real hunting? For those hunters, it most certainly is. And I think it’s great they have such amazing opportunities. That said, it’s not reality for me, or the vast majority of deer hunters across the country.

What caught my attention with this video is Mark Drury is joined in a box blind by his mom, Lucille. I’ve had wonderful experiences during the past few years sitting in natural ground blinds (public land mostly) with my dad (born in 1937). I know that our time together here on Earth won’t last forever, so I’m trying to take advantage of every opportunity now.

Back to the Drury video. I won’t play the role of spoiler; you’ll just have to watch it unfold. I will say this, however: My guess — as the seconds ticked by and the buck changed position slightly — was that Lucille would ultimately fail to get a shot because Mark was too stringent in his advice, telling her to wait for a perfectly broadside shot.

My Monday morning quarterback opinion: She has a high-powered rifle, matched (I assume) with a tough bullet. It would penetrate the buck’s shoulder 100 times out of 100. Period. In fact, when given the choice while gun hunting, I prefer a slightly quartering-toward shot angle because the bullet takes out a deer’s shoulder, then both lungs, and the animal rarely takes another step.

Watch the video and try to guess: What goes wrong? How does this buck escape?

Note: For best viewing, click “enter fullscreen” and turn up the volume.


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