Jordan Riebe has a method to his madness—well, more of an obsession—for bow hunting season. Riebe prefers to locate and pattern mature whitetail bucks during summer months in order to set himself up for success come fall. And it paid off again in 2020. The Hillsdale resident arrowed this monster 13-point buck on Wednesday, Oct. 7, southeast of Barron. Although the buck had just a 14.5-inch inside spread, the unique, tall-tined trophy unofficially grossed 157-5/8 inches.  “I’ve been watching him since June and have hundreds of trail camera pictures of him, as well as numerous videos of him that I’ve taken through my spotting scope. Basically I patterned him to a T, coming into a clover/alfalfa food plot I planted this spring,” Riebe stated. Riebe made a perfect double-lung shot on the trophy buck at 43 yards and heard him drop just out of sight, roughly 100 yards from the shot location. The local hunter noted that he rarely hunts the rut, as most of the mature bucks he’s harvested have come in September or early October.


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