September 20, 2011 at 8:16am
Well to start off I must tell you that last Friday night I was not planning on hunting on Saturday because they were calling for 60-70% chance of Thunderstorms. With this forecast I had decided to work instead. Well, as of 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, it had not rained a drop. It was cool and overcast. I could not stand it any longer, so I left work and got into a new stand I put up in a travel corridor that I recently found. At about 5:30 I noticed the wind switching around. One minute it would be blowing out of the NNE and the next minute the SSW or SSE which was terrible for the spot. At this point I decided to stick out even though I was hunting in a wind turbine. I was hoping between wearing my ScentLok and my Thermocell dispensing Earth Scent I would be fine. About 6:15, a yearling and two does came in. One was an absolute pig but I could never get a shot on her. All 3 deer walked directly downwind from me at 16 yards. The biggest doe was facing directly away from me but she turned around and looked my way 4 times and did lip curls every time with her nose held high. They never spooked so after a few minutes the big doe walked behind small holly tree and at this time I decided to take the next biggest doe. She was quartering away at 17 yards and very relaxed. So I aimed for the opposite leg and let the 'Nuge' arrow fly. The Red Head Gator Broadhead entered about middle way of the body cavity and came out of the front shoulder. It was a complete pass thru and the arrow was sticking in the ground with the lighted nock shining! I went and got my Dad and my Father-in-Law to help with the track job. Well the track job was about 35-40 yards. I was so thankful for this opportunity. Even though it was not a big buck the feeling you get when taking an animal with a bow is like no other. It just does not get any better than that!! Anyway, she is hanging up in the freezer and grilled backstraps and tenderloins are in my near future lol!!