October 29, 2011 at 7:41pm
Well fellas as of right now I think he is still alive and walking. I have seen him only once while hunting which was Oct 6th. After I watched him for about 30 min I texted GT, Viper, Creek, etc. But he was at 40 yards tearing up a tree and there were about three limbs in my way. If those limbs would not have been there or if it would have been gun season he would be dead now. But I never expected him to come from that way and leave the direction he did, but after that I moved my stand a little and made sure I had a shooting lane. That is the only time I have seen him with my eyes and man is he nice. I also saw the big 7 that is in one of the other pictures just last Saturday midday hunting. I texted viper to see when a good time was that day he said midday and was he right. I saw a spike sneak in from a field behind me and that big 7 came bolting by. I heard some (house) dogs barking just a few min before I saw him come by and I couldn't stop him. But if he would have stopped he would have got an arrow slung at him. He was also all over top of me when he came in but at a full sprint a bow shot is kinda tough. As of right now my strategy has been to hunt hard out there just before full moon. That seems to be when he is most present around that particular area. So Tuesday morning when I get off work I'm going to try to hunt a few hours. Then I am leaving for South Dakota for a pheasant hunting trip until the following Sunday. So when I get back the second week of ML season I will have more time to hopefully kill the NT. But if anyone else kills him I will know and will get a picture of him again. I just hope it's me. Good luck to all.