Non Typical King of Kansas Whitetail Crowned

It was a great deer hunting show in Topeka January 24-26 at the Monster Buck Classic, the big news was a new non typical king of Kansas whitetail was crowned. The big buck is a beautiful whitetail that all deer hunters dream about taking some day. The Monster Buck Classic had some impressive bucks brought in over the 3 day event. It is always fun to see all the monster Kansas bucks brought in to be scored and some entered into the Monster buck contest.

Non Typical King of Kansas Whitetail

Cade Hays King of Kansas Non-Typical

Non Typical King of Kansas Whitetail

The reigning champ Lucas Cochren’s 238 4/8″ King of Kansas Non-Typical fell to the new reigning King of Kansas Non-Typical buck killed by Cade Hays with a gross Boone & Crockett score of 247″ and net score of 239 7/8″, only a slight difference of  1 and 1/8 inches! Talk about close. Cade had a video from a trail camera of the big brute rubbing a tree and had the actual tree as a pedestal to hold the mount, it was really impressive.

Both Lucas and Cade’s bucks are amazing bucks and are once in a lifetime bucks. Congratulations to both of them for taking such beautiful bucks!

King of Kansas Typical

Don Parr’s King of Kansas typical.

Don Parr’s Typical King of Kansas another amazing monster buck held on as the King of Kansas typical (194 6/8 net) for at least another year. What a stud typical buck, congratulations to Don for retaining the King of Kansas typical once again. To see this buck in person is just really impressive, the G2’s and 3’s are just crazy long.

It will be fun to see how long the King of Kansas bucks can hang on to their crowns. One thing is for sure when it comes to monster bucks Kansas has them. So you never know what you might see show up at the “Monster buck Classic We Are Kansas” deer hunting show next year.

Lucas Cochran's King of Kansas non-typical

Lucas Cochran’s former King of Kansas non-typical

Saved Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline

Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline

The Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline saved my life.

I have been wanting to share a story about a short little hunting outing that could have went terribly wrong for me, but because I was properly connected to a Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline when I slipped that cold grey October afternoon, I’m here to share my story with you.

I Was Saved By The Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline

A winter storm was moving on this particular October afternoon in Kansas and I had just gotten home from work and had only a couple of hours to hunt. I was planning on hunting a stand that we call “The Horn Donkey Stand” where a couple of years ago I filmed my good buddy shooting a potential Kansas state record typical with a bow. You can follow that link to read about that once in a lifetime hunt.

As I made my way to the stand the wind was blowing pretty hard and it was starting to lightly snow. I mostly have to hunt by myself or not hunt at all, and not hunting just isn’t an option for me. I got to the base of the tree and tied all my gear on the ropes to pull it up once in the tree. Then I connected my safety harness vest tether to the Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline and up I went.

The big oak the stand is in is really tricky getting up and down the tree to and from the stand. It’s just one of those trees that you have to do a little maneuvering to get in and out of. The stand is about 25 feet high and on the side of a hill, so I had bought a Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline to stay safe from the time you leave the ground until you safely get back to earth.

I finally got in the stand and got all my gear up, I film all my hunts so I always have quite a bit of gear. I saw a nice buck right before dark but wasn’t able to get a shot and then waited until it was good and dark to start down. What I didn’t realize was during the hunt the snow was actually ice and the tree now had a coat of ice on it.

As I was lowering my camera to the ground I had to step on a big limb in order to keep my camera from hitting the base of the tree. When I stepped on the big ice covered limb I suddenly lost my footing and my feet slid right out from under me and the Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline Prussic knot caught and did it’s job and I swung against the tree and was able to get my feet back under me and was able to keep my camera from banging against the tree or dropping to the ground. Just then I realized that the $40 or $50 I spent on the Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline was the best $40  or $50 investment I had ever made, and had just possibly saved my life. I confidently made my way down the tree and when I got back on the ground I said a prayer and made my way back to the house.

Now I am the proud owner of 5 of the Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifelines. I have some stands that I don’t use them but all of my stands that are high up or the least bit tricky I will not hunt without a Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline.

I am in no way affiliated with Hunter Safety System but had to share this story with you, in hopes that I can help prevent one hunter being injured or killed by falling from a treestand. I highly recommend the Hunter Safety System Treestand Lifeline to all hunters who hunt from an elevated stand. Don’t think it can’t happen to you, it only takes one slip to change your life forever. Hunt safe everyone.

 

Kansas Monster Buck Classic Big Deer Heaven

Kansas Monster Buck Classic

2014 Kansas Monster Buck Classic

It’s time once again for the third annual Kansas Monster Buck Classic, and this years show promises to be a great event. The show will be held in Topeka Kansas January 24-26 at the ExpoCentre.  You need to try and make it to this years show if you love big deer. There will be a lot of great activities and great vendors and plenty of fun activities for the children. It should be a great show for all of those who love deer hunting.

Kansas Monster Buck Classic

Professional Hunter Appearances and Headliners

  • Michael Hunsucker from the hit TV show Heartland Bowhunter that airs on The Outdoor Channel.
  • Jessie Duff Recognized as one of the most accomplished competition shooters in the world.Matt and Jesse Duff
  • Matt Duff is a former Major League baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, and is an owner and co-host of Major League Bowhunter the hit TV show that airs on The Outdoor Channel. Matt and his wife Jessie Co-host Friends of the NRA on the Outdoor Channel.
  • Theresa Vail Miss Kansas 2013
  • Grant Woods World renowned whitetail biologist and Growing Deer Tv Host
  • Dan Thurston from the Outdoor Channel hit tv show Drury’s Bow Madness that airs on Thursday nights.Dan Thurston Bow Madness
  • Zac Cooper “Little Man Big Dreams”
  • Torry Cook World Champion Predator caller and speaker
  • Steven Fuller Host of “The Huntin Grounds”
  • Marian Kincaid of the TV series “Mudcats”

Event Times
Friday: 3 PM – 9 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 7 PM Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM

Event Admission: Paid admission good for the entire weekend so attendees can come and go as they please! Every paid general admission will receive a wristband that must stay attached to arm to be good for all weekend. Buy your tickets at the box office when you arrive at the ExpoCentre.
Children 8 and under: Free 14 and over: $12.00 Youth (9 – 13): $8.00
Active and Veteran Military: $8.00 – Active or Veteran Military ID required at time of admission.
Group/Corporate Ticket Pricing available. For group sales contact Brian Smith at 479-409-6252 or briansmith@mossyoakproperties.com

There will be many different great attractions and a fan favorite is the Monster Buck Contest. There are sure to be some huge Kansas bucks brought in again this year. Can anyone dethrone the current kings? It will sure be fun to see.

Monster Buck Classic main event will happen at 2PM on Sunday.
Friday: 3 PM – 9 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 7 PM Sunday: 10AM-Noon

Attractions

  • Hunting Film Tour
  • The Antler Collector The world’s largest free range shed collection
  • Kids Zone
  • .H.E. Kids Bow
  • Tim Wright and the Pellet Range
  • The Monster Buck Classic tattoo parlor
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism Laser Shot
  • Russel Whiles Paintball Target (small cost to play)
  • Red Neck blind a day giveaway
  • and many others

As you can see it is going to be a great show so come on out and bring the family and friends and help us make this years show better than ever. We hope to see you there.

For more information please visit the official website for the Kansas Monster Buck Classic.