By: Adam Hupf
October 11, 2014: I took to my favorite bow stand with the wind out of the southwest, not the perfect wind for ideal hunting, but the best wind in hopes of seeing the buck I had my eye on for two years. Thirty minutes before the end of legal shooting hours, the buck appeared from the cattails and was on a fast walk right towards me. What seemed like an hour was really only five minutes before the buck was standing nine yards away. With my bow at full draw, I released the arrow, and in a split second I had an instant blood trail. After getting ahold of family and friends, we picked up the blood trail an hour and a half later and within 150 yards the new Wisconsin State Typical Archery Record was recovered!
Officially scored on December 13 at Cabela’s in Green Bay, the rack has 13 scorable points with an 18 4/8 inch inside spread, a total gross score of 200 4/8 and a net score of 191 6/8 making it the new Wisconsin archery typical record. The previous record, held for two years by Dusty Gerrits from Fond du Lac County, had a net score of 189 7/8.
Adam Hupf has been bow hunting for 16 years. He is a lifelong resident of rural Beaver Dam where he lives with his wife Lacey and three-year-old daughter Madalynn. He started hunting and fishing with family and friends as soon as he was able to walk and talk!