I'm still in a little shock about my hunt last night. I had tried to hunt in the morning but was strapping myself to the tree and was called in to work. So I hunted in the evening. It was a very calm evening. It didn't take long before I spotted a couple does. They disappeared in the still standing corn field I sit by. At about 6:30 I see one of the does coming along the edge of the field, followed by two more and a small six point. The little buck stood at my ladder smelling the ground for at least 5 minutes and never did spook. They finally worked there way out of sight into the woods. A few minutes later I spot another deer and see horns. I knew right away I would take it if I had the chance. Instead of coming along the field where I had the camera set up and a nice shooting lane, he came behind me where I had little shooting lanes. Luckily he stopped with just his vitals showing and I was able to make a perfect 20 yard shot behind the shoulder. He went less than 100 yards. I am now on a 3 hunt streak of tagging out; my buck from last year, turkey in the spring, and now this beautiful chocolate horned 10 point. Not trying to brag, I just can't believe how lucky I've been and I know it won't last forever. So I better enjoy it while it lasts! He is the nice buck I got on trail camera.
Post by strippitman on Oct 11, 2016 8:17:41 GMT -5
Great story! Glad you connected on this terrific buck. I know you wish you would've gotten it on camera but be thankful you didn't miss out on this buck by trying to adjust the camera...That happened to me a couple of years ago! Congratulations Chase!