Darien Ladner of Pass Christian harvested this 170-inch buck on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The buck was a mainframe 10-point with a split G3 on the left side,. It had a 20-inch inside spread with 24-inch main beams and gross-scored 170. However, Ladner said what was most impressive was the mass. It had 5-1/2 inch bases and carried between 5 inches and 4-1/2 inches of mass all the way out.
A friend of Darien's said that he is also a Captain working for Shore Thing Charters and that he was not only an unbelievable great father, husband, guide, and friend, but one heck of a deer hunter.
My congratulations to Darien on getting a monster of a lifetime in our great Mississippi outdoors! Well deserved!