Mark and Terry Drury’s Treetop Fight


Most brothers have had their fair share of disagreements over the years. After all, there’s no one who knows your quirks and secrets throughout your life like a sibling. For Mark and Terry Drury of Drury Outdoors, their typical brotherly love turned into a near knock-down, drag-out fight while hunting in a treestand many years ago. For Mossy Oak, Mark shares his funniest hunting memory.

markdrury1_llPhoto by Mossy Oak

One time in the early 1990s, Terry and I were sitting in different trees to film a deer hunt. I planned to be the videographer, and Terry would shoot and call. We set up over a greenfield, and several bucks started chasing a doe. Two of the bucks’ antlers would score more than 170 points on Pope & Young. Our emotions and adrenaline had risen to a very-high point in anticipation of filming this rutting activity and harvesting one of these giant bucks…

Photos: Listerine (top); Mossy Oak (above)

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.