Hunting with Alberta outfitter Don Tyschuk over Thanksgiving in '04 reaped this monster for Scott Reeves of Huntsville, Alabama. Scott's trophy buck had only a 12-inch inside spread, but what the big buck lacked in width he more than made up for in mass. The Alberta giant weighed 335 pounds and was believed to have been 7 to 9 years old. With 23-inch main beams and a 9-inch drop tine, Scott's Thanksgiving week trophy grossed 181 6/8 non-typical points. "Patience has never been one of my virtues," Scott says. "But I learned a valuable lesson about hunting trophy deer from Don. That is, you have to be patient and wait for the right buck to come along." Scott's patience was rewarded with the buck of a lifetime!