October 12, 2011 at 10:50pm
Well guys I was able to seal the deal on my first deer in 2011 and only my second deer ever this evening!! I wasn't even planning on going into the woods this evening though I wanted to more than anything but I had my Fiance and grandparents over at the house. My grandpa and I were sitting on the couch watching TV and he said man it's a nice evening...you should be out in the woods. You don't have to tell me twice...I jumped in the shower camoed up and hit the woods. I was a little worried cause I didn't get in to my stand until about 6:10. I was sitting at one of my typical spots (about 15 yards form a big White Oak) Wasn;t seeing much but thought I kept hearing movement crossing the creek, which typically when I hear that they're moving away from me. At about 6:45 I thought I heard something moving in behind me so I took a peek over my shoulder and scanned for movement through the thicket but didn't see anything. When I turned back around I saw what I thought was a small basket eight pointer ( A deer I have not yet seen on camera) coming up from the creek from my right out in front of me. I instantly decided that I was going to try to take him. He acted like he was moving through kind of quickly so as soon as he dropped his head I grabbed my bow, he turned quartering away and started moving away to my left and dropped his head one more time to eat some more acorns. When he did I drew my bow put it right behind his front leg and let it fly. As soon as I released it I got sick to my stomache, I strive on making good clean humane shots and I just knew I made a bad shot. I took the shot sitting down and pushed it to the left and I thought that maybe I even missed right away. He took off and I heard him go about 20-25 yards and crash down and I kept hearing him gasping so I had a good idea that I hit him at this point but was still afraid I just one lunged him or wounded him. I climbed down after he went quiet and went to get my parents to help me drag him out. We headed out to look at 7:30 and my mom caught his belly with the flash light before we even got to my arrow to start tracking him. Yes my shot was misplaced but I thanked the good lord that he guided it to a perfectly placed neck shot and the deer bled out and went down quick. He ended up not having any brow tines and being a 3 by 2 but im still tickled to have yet another decent buck with my bow. second year hunting, only hunting with a bow, second deer ever, and second buck ever. I'm currently two for two lol. Meat and the freezer and knocked off the ole cob webs!!! Im ready to thin me out some does!! Good luck everyone!