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.
Darren is the Founder of Western Whitetail. Prior to his career in the outdoors, Darren served as an Airman in the US Air Force. As a freelancer, his articles have been published online and featured in magazines such as Western Whitetail, Western Hunter, Quality Whitetails, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Fur-Fish-Game, and Rocky Mountain Game & Fish Magazine. Additionally, Darren spent time as the Editor In Chief of Whitetail Journal, Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme, Archery Business, and Hunting Retailer magazines with Grand View Outdoors. He is a voting member and supporter of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). Although he lives in elk and Coues country, Darren enjoys hunting across the country and writing about his experiences.