October 20, 2012 at 10:00pm
Decided to give it a try Friday afternoon. So I hit the stand around 3:15. The wind was howling and it felt like I was on a roller coaster. At 3:30 had 2 does come out and mess around the corn and taters for for about 20 mins then they went back in the woods. Sat there watching the squirrels gathering there nuts for the winter and about 5 or so had 4 more deer show up withing 15 yards, 2 big does and 2 fawns. Watched them wonder around and then they went down to the feeder to eat. They walked off with about 30 mins of light left. Then within 5 mins of them walking off they walked back across the lane to the other side and in. Then they done it again 5 mins later. So I made my mind up I was going to take a doe since I haven't got anything yet this year if they came back out. With about 10 or 15 mins of shooting time left I was looking at the side the went on and I saw this big body deer, I was thinking to my self that can't be a doe with a body that size. So I got the scope on him and it looked like a good deer. I put the cross hairs behind the shoulder and squeezed the trigger and he hit the dirt. When I got down and got to where he was I noticed how tall his rack was and that he was the same one I seen at the end of last year but he put some mass and length on this year. I figured he was around 4 to 5 years old if you go by the teeth. They where wore down to about nothing. He is probably my 4th biggest buck I have ever taken. Wish he would have been a little wider but he looked like that last year also with his tines about touching in the front. He has some character thats for sure. He is a 8 pointer and he probably weighed close to 180 or so he had been eating good thats for sure. Sorry bout the book but just figured I had a decent story with the hunt. Now time to work on some does, would like to get another good buck but Im usually lucky to get one a season..lol. Going to try to post a pic from my phone if I can figure it out.