- Dec 2, 2010
It was my turn to punch my archery buck tag this weekend. I hunted hard from Nov 4 to Nov 12. In that time period, I hunted 7 days and spend 75 hours in a stand. Sunday morning was good and I was seeing deer. At 12:15, I was starving and forgot to pack my food so I climbed down, and ran to my truck. As I was eating my lunch, I thought, I can take a nap or get back in that stand. I said to myself, it is your last day, get in the stand. At 12:55 I text my wife that I was in my tree and going to enjoy my last 4 hours of archery season. The next text to her was at 1:00 that I had just shot my best archery buck. I saw him bed in the swamp and decided to give him 2 hours before climbing down because I had the time and needed to wait for my wife to come help. As I waited, I saw another nice buck walk up to him and walk circles around where I saw him last. I was able to then glass part of his rack in the swamp grass. I checked it for the next 30 minutes and it never moved, so I knew the arrow had done it's job. This is the biggest buck off our land in the past 3 years of owning it and I have a lot of trail camera pictures of him so it is a very special deer. I hope I see the other 10 Saturday morning when I will have a rifle in my hand.