Kevin Bratten (left) of rural Platte City shot the biggest buck of his hunting career in November 2012 at Smithville Lake. Bratten participated in a special managed hunt at the lake for hunters with disabilities. Also admiring the buck is MDC Protection District Supervisor Scott Stephens.
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