Wisconsin Typical Archery Record “down” Again.
At approximately 2:55 pm on Thursday November 5, 2015 a huge buck was cruising a steep hillside in a region commonly referred to as The Driftless Area in West Central Wisconsin. Seventy-five yards away archer John Kassera, with 50 years of experience, sat patiently waiting on this warm breezy afternoon. The La Crosse County 5x5, on a trail upwind of the hunter, was arrowed at 20 yards. The wounded buck crashed downhill passing under the hunters stand and out of sight. After a brief wait John took the trail, and found the buck on a logging road near the bottom of the hill. John’s “back 40” had produced some fine hunting memories in the past, but nothing quite like this!
On Saturday January 23rd the buck was panel measured and a net score of 193 4/8” was established surpassing last year’s state record harvested in Dodge County. With a gross score of 201 5/8” the Kassera Buck has main beams of 30 6/8” & 30 5/8”. Over 42 inches of mass and 5 tines over 11” help push this buck to the top of the record book.
The Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club congratulates John Kassera on his tremendous whitetail and welcomes him into the WBBC record book. Look for more information on this fine animal and John’s story soon on this website.
Jeff Fechner – Official Measurer