September 29, 2013 at 6:01pm
Hunting in a stand in a tree I settled on a few years ago. It was my first trip to that tree this year. It was a beautiful evening, as it has been the last several days, I slipped down a dry creek bed and got settled in around 5:45. It was very quiet except for the occasional thrashing of leaves as a squirrel jumped from tree to tree knocking a few acorns down as he went. I caught a flash of movement through the leaves and saw a doe slipping to me in a canopy of undergrowth. I first spotted her from less than 20 yards. It didn't take long from there. She took a few more steps and turned broadside, stopping just a few yards from my tree. I had come to full draw as she had just passed the last tree. I settled my 20 yard pin a little low and released. As she took her first step I saw where the Rage had hit her and knew it was good. She ran about 70 yards and fell, still in sight.