The G2 Buck

Darren Choate | Arizona
I hunted this buck and another giant for several years. A friend–who shall rename nameless (Pro Staffer, Shelton Boggess)–missed this buck in 2012. In 2013, the G2 buck came alone to my stand site. The buck drank water for several minutes, while I decided to shoot or pass. I had talked myself in to passing and waiting for the giant buck, but finally elected to take a shot. I took the buck with a 23-yard shot with archery gear. The buck gross scored 107 7/8-inches on the day I took it and gross scored 104-inches after the 90-day drying period.

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Darren Choate

Darren Choate is the founder of Western Whitetail. Prior to his outdoor writing and photography career, he served in the US Air Force, and then earned a Bachelors of Environmental Science and a Masters of Education. He has been hunting and guiding other hunters in the West for over 30 years. Darren is a voting member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), and his articles have been featured in magazines such as Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Quality Whitetails and Rocky Mountain Game & Fish. For more information visit his website at

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