Thank you again AC, I had a wonderful visit and hunt. Hope the rest of the season turns out more productive for you. Happy Turkey!!!Hunted Wednesday thru Saturday morn with a fellow trad bow Hunter @Al33. No deer on the ground but multiple opportunities.
I missed a nice 8 pt at 8 yds Saturday morning. Most surreal experience I ever experienced while hunting.
Was walking out from stand bout 10:00 am after a couple up close encounters from stand. Easing up a fire break rd looking in to a hardwood drainage with thick saplings along the edge of fire break.
Glance to my left n see a black nose…then 2 eyes as I peered closer. A few seconds go by with a stared down then up pops his head and I see antlers.
No way to shoot thru saplings. He was no more than 7 yds from me. I figure he’s about to bolt but he doesn’t. With no shot opportunity I start talking to him…Still no movement.
This goes on for what felt like an eternity. Read an article couple years ago about a guy stomping at deer to calm them down so I figure with nothing to lose I’ll give it a try.
I stomp as loud as I can 6 or 7 times n started mouth grunting. To my utter amazement, buck wags his tail n starts munching on acorns. Turns n starts feeding down the draw when I see a shot window no more than 8 yds.
When he steps in shot window n draw all the while looking at the small window trying to determine if my arrow will fly thru opening.
Anchor on his vitals n release arrow. Buck just slowly walks away. Arrow stuck in bank behind him. Shot no more than 8 yds n zipped it right over his back. Couldn’t believe what had just happened.
Can’t make this stuff up. I’m now a Stomper!
No, I killed him Sunday on a property that I got last minute permission on a few days prior. So I have zero history with the deer, I was just wondering if anyone recognized him because he is super old and someone has to have history with this deer.Not I. Is he in a road ditch?