If you’ve already tuned in to Whitetail Properties TV this season, you’ve no doubt been entertained by the exciting hunts and massive bucks taken on the land managed by the Whitetail Properties’ folks. But trust us, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Set your dial to the Sportsman Channel on July 13, 2011 for a hunt you won’t soon forget. You’ll watch on pins and needles as Cal Bergsma goes after an Illinois record breaker with stunning results.
Paul Sawyer, Whitetail Properties’ Chief Operating Officer, says, “If you only watch one episode of Whitetail Properties TV this season, this is the show to watch.”
We’ll save you the suspense. Not only does Bergsma get the impressive 6-year-old buck, which netted 213 5/8 inches, but he does so with a 7-yard shot using his Bear Kodiak recurve bow. In addition to Whitetail Properties TV, the buck is also featured on Realtree Monster Bucks XIX, Vol. 1 and in an article for North American Whitetail.
“Anytime you encounter a 200″-plus whitetail, it’s a special moment in the whitetail woods,” Dan Perez, host of Whitetail Properties TV, says. “But, to kill a pending state record at 7 yards with traditional archery equipment, that is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event.”
As the pending Illinois non-typical traditional archery state record, the Bergsma buck is a sight to behold.
A Land Specialist for Whitetail Properties, Bergsma spends a great deal of time scouting hunting property in northern Illinois in search of megabuck hideouts. He had scheduled three days in early November to go after one particular megabuck with his brother Jonathan Bergsma. They had trail camera pictures taken weeks before of the giant and knew he was in the area. They also had video footage of the buck from the past season when his youngest brother, Daniel, had him within bow range but was busted when the wind swirled. The duo took turns hunting while the other filmed. When Cal Bergsma’s turn came, he got that unmistakable feeling that something big was about to happen; and sure enough, it did.
“Taking that caliber of a deer with my recurve bow is an accomplishment beyond anything I’d ever considered possible,” Bergsma says. “I can’t even begin to explain how excited I was.”
You can share Bergsma’s excitement on the July 13th episode of Whitetail Properties TV. Make sure you tune in, as this is one you definitely don’t want to miss.
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