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A Hunt to Remember: Kyler’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Piebald Prize

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121.5 IbsSpike HornKyler NilssonWhitney OutfittersChester, ME

In the woods of Chester, Maine, young Kyler Nilsson mistook it for a goat. But as the majestic Maine Piebald buck emerged before the hunting blind, it was clear this was no ordinary game. Accompanied by his grandfather, Tiger, Kyler encountered the rarity of the Whitetail Deer population—a piebald, characterized by a unique coat of white and brown patches, a result of a genetic variation present in a mere 1% of their kin.

Maine Piebald Buck

The buck, which had only been a phantom image on a trail camera the night prior, was known to locals, having been spotted in Lincoln, some 7-8 miles from Chester. With only very few sightings of it being in the town of Chester. For Tyson Tash, Kyler’s father, the event was more than just a hunt; it was a rite of passage surpassing any of his own childhood achievements in the field.

The excitement was clear as both Kyler and Tiger reveled in the success of their joint venture, filling Tyson with immeasurable pride. The buck, a spike horn, tipped the scales at 121.5 pounds—a remarkable feat for the young marksman.

Maine Piebald Buck

Kyler, showing an understanding way beyond his years, recognized just how special his achievement was, describing it as a “once in a lifetime opportunity.” This was only his second deer, but it was his first buck, making it a moment he’ll always remember.

Hats off to Kyler, Tyson, and Tiger for this beautiful piebald buck. Here’s to hoping there are many more amazing hunts in your future!

Maine Piebald Buck
Kyler and his Maine Piebald Buck

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