On the 13th of August, 2016 under clear blue skies and amidst the sagebrush of southeastern Nevada, Frank Cheeney, accompanied by his son Aaron, arrowed the largest typical mule deer ever taken with a bow. With that shot, Frank claimed the new world record typical mule deer spot.
“We spotted a bunch of bucks bedded down in a sagebrush flat and after some discussion (I use the word “discussion” lightly), Aaron decided that I needed to try to put a stalk on the bedded bucks in the hopes of getting a shot.” – Frank Cheeney
Cheeney also went on to say that as a family they never really hunted for the score. Their main goal was usually to find a nice buck. Hunting to them was more about having fun and spending time with friends and family.
Frank’s typical scores an amazing 205 6/8 P&Y net. His buck beat out the old record by 6/8″. As a result, Cheeney’s buck was recorded as the new record book typical mule deer.
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