Finally got a free minute to type up the story of my buck.
So we were out in the field Monday - Thursday for training and live fires (I'm in the army). I got sent back early Thursday morning to go pick up a soldier from about an hr away at a hospital. I got back from that and finished paperwork around 2pm, I hadn't slept more than 6 hrs combined since Monday and thought about just going home and napping, but when I got to the house I saw my bow sitting out.(drying after sundays evening hunt) I decided to go hunt. The weather called for light rain and it was mid to low 40s. I checked my hunt wise app and the only spot the wind was good for was a spot I hadn't seen any movement on my spypoint camera since the 29th and it was the 3rd but you cant kill them from the couch so I went. When I first got to the stand I made a mock scrape infront of my spypoint and used some ever calm on it to hopefully hide any human scent left behind. I got up into my tree around 3pm and didnt see any movement until about 5:20 when a small doe walked down a path about 15 yards behind my main runway at about 35 yards, I almost pulled the release on her but was never happy with any of the shots she presented. 15 minutes later I catch horns moving through the main run way at 18 yards away, this buck is on a mission and didnt stop behind the tree or thick bush I planned to draw back when he was behind. Right before he was going to step into my best shooting window I drew back, his hair on the back of his neck stood up and he looked immediately back at me in the tree. I put my 20 yard pin right on his heart and let the arrow go. I heard the wonderful sound of a deer being hit by a arrow but didnt see the arrow hit him. I waited in the tree for about 10 more minutes, called a buddy to help, called my father to tell him, got down, and brought the bow to the truck without even looking for an arrow or blood. Once my buddy got there it was about 730pm we went searching for the arrow. It took us about 15 minutes to find somehow but we found it and it was drenched in dark red blood. We started slowly following the blood trail and about 10ft from where I shot we found basketball size spots of blood, that continued for another 10yards and then the blood went to about just pin size spots. We look at eachother and dont know what to think and then my buddy says "look up" we could see my bucks belly just another 10 yards down the runway. In total he probably went 40 yards from the shot and was only about 10 yards out of sight from my stand. The next day I got him weighed and he was 205lbs with heart liver lungs and ponch all removed. My heaviest buck ever.
Hey all! Late add to Team 16. Hope everyone is doing well. Seems yall already snagged a couple good looking bucks. Hope to knock down one of my own as well. It'll be good to get to know yall during the season. Everybody fun and be safe!
Sorry, just saw I was put on this team. Was wondering what happened, lol. Haven't started hunting hard yet, just trying to gameplan, scout and get the bugs worked out. Starting next weekend itll be time to knuckle down.