Buckshots: The Treasure of Junkyard

Buckshots: The Treasure of Junkyard

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Tyler Knott with Junkyard, the largest buck ever taken in Iowa by a bowhunter less than 15 years old. (Photo: Doug Knott)

Sometimes you get but one chance at the buck of a lifetime. Other times, the deer comes back … and back … and back.

When Doug Knott and his son Tyler of Blakesburg, Iowa, first saw the whitetail they nicknamed Junkyard in a game-camera photo taken on Oct. 5, 2015, neither had any idea that it would be the start of a long, carefully orchestrated quest for the giant.

Junkyard literally walked through the backyard of their newly acquired 29-acre spread in Wapello County. Many hunters would’ve immediately went after the buck, but the…



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