It was now the second to the last day of the deer season, and still no buck. He had taken a doe, but his family had a tradition of taking bucks - only the big ones, and he wanted to continue that tradition.
After sighting some smaller deer, Jonathan noticed a doe that was walking a short distance then pausing and looking back indicating she was being followed. As the doe continued to move away from him, Jonathan finally got a look at the buck that was following her. From the portion of the rack that he could see he decided this was the buck! As the buck was clearing the brush Jonathan waited until he could see the chest clearly, then placed his first shot. The buck immediately went down. After a second shot to ensure a clean kill it was all over except for the celebration.
Jonathan's buck scores as follows:
Weight - 175 lbs.
Currently ranked as the largest non-typical taken by a youth in the state of Indiana during the 1999 season - possibly the biggest non-typical taken among all Indiana hunters last year.