I realize my quest for Crabclaw is soon approaching some sort of conclusion. Whether the conclusion is the end of the season or the end of Crabclaw, it really doesn’t matter at this time of the game. I’ve come to realize … that the hunt is more important than the kill.
Iolan Don Erbert wrote those words 30 minutes before he took a huge whitetail buck that in his three-year quest he had named Crabclaw.
After 67 days of hunting, Erbert took the buck down from a tree stand along a soybean field in Coffey County.