Michael Hunsucker on His 3-Year Quest for a Buck Named ”Floppy”


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Any seasoned deer hunter will tell you that there’s nothing more exhilarating than hunting a particular buck over more than one season. It’s a rarity for most to get more than a second season to match wits with the same deer let alone three, but that’s the challenge Heartland Bowhunter Co-host Michael Hunsucker faced while engaged in a chess match with a giant buck he named Floppy. Oddly, the Missouri monster was quite visible over the years, which made it even more frustrating for Hunsucker when he couldn’t get into bow range. At one point the deer ghosted him and he thought maybe it had fallen to a nearby rifle hunter, but eventually the two reconnected. In this episode you’ll hear the story of the final hunt for Floppy directly from Hunsucker, and it’s one that will have you on the edge of your seat!

This is also an Ask NDA Anything episode and Nick and The Doctor answer listener questions about taking bow shots at walking deer and how to have a successful winter season. As always, the B-Team report doesn’t disappoint as the guys share their latest follies including one where one of the guys benefits by forgetting his field dressing gear, “conveniently.” Let’s just say it’s not the first time this particular host of the show has gotten the benefit of shooting a deer without doing much work during the recovery. If you’d like to submit an Ask NDA Anything questions or tell us about your own B-Team story, email nick@deerassociation.com.

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