#11 RICK AREND Top 100 Santa Rosa Island Mule Deer Bucks
Just another great, big, and burly buck from 2006. Rick came out to Santa Rosa Island with his son Chris. They were a pleasure to guide and spend time with. To me this was a fateful hunt. I felt I was being given guidance from somwhere to hunt this area of the Island on this particular day. We were hunting up on the Burma road, and suddenly I got a sense I needed to head to Lepe and search it out thoroughly. As fate would have it, we found this buck chasing some does. The other thing about this buck is that Chad Wiebe and I saw this buck in the velvet on a scouting trip that we went on before the season started in August. No one had seen this buck since. It took nealy 2 and a half months to find him, and by the way, he was about five miles distant from where we had originally seen him. That movement happens when the rut kicks in.
Congratulations Rick, you shot the buck of a lifetime with MUM on Santa Rosa Island!