Posted July 10, 2017 4:12 pm by Comments

By AmmoLand Editor Duncan Johnson

As the sun was coming over the tree line the sweet potato buck stepped out of the tree line on the edge of the field.
As the sun was coming over the tree line the sweet potato buck stepped out of the tree line on the edge of the field.

Whitetail Deer and the Hunters Who Take Big BucksU.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Have you considered that deer may like sweet potatoes? Ron McGowen of Bastrop, Louisiana, decided that sweet potatoes could attract deer. He put 1,000 pounds of sweet potatoes in the back of his truck and headed for Kansas.

“My brother-in-law started leasing land for deer hunting in Kansas about 20 years ago,” McGowen explains. “He’s put together about 3,000 acres of prime Kansas farm land to hunt.”

When McGowen’s brother-in-law first leased land for hunting, not very many people knew what a big-buck-rich area Kansas was. Most of the farmers in that area didn’t hunt deer. Leasing land with plenty of big bucks was relatively inexpensive. Seven of McGowen’s friends pitched in to lease the land.

The monster buck McGowen took on September 3, 2009, in Barber County, Kan., found McGowen before McGowen located him. “I didn’t know this buck was in the area,” McGowen recalls. “Over the years, …Read the Rest

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