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Idaho hunter holds out for slowpoke buck

Updated: April 28, 2005, 11:30 AM ET
By Lynn Burkhead | ESPN Outdoors associate editor

Imagine sitting in the sagebrush country of the American west with a mule deer archery tag in your pocket.

Now imagine yourself being 30-yards away from not one, not two, but three mule deer bucks with bona fide thirty-inch spreads and slam dunk entry scores into the Pope and Young record book.

And you pass them up.

Such was the remarkable decision made by 26-year old Zach Shetler last fall on Sept. 10 while bowhunting the desert country of southern Idaho. While few archers in ...

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