I was raised that first blood got choice of either Antlers or Choice meat, either way their choice. It would be entirely possible that Buck never would have come past your stand had he not been shot to begin with.
your completly right even thou it was less then 10 yards from me being able to see it when he shot anything could have happened he could have gotten spooked turned away or i could have been looking the other way and never saw him. i haven't heard anything more about it from him yet. he will be up for christmas and the skull will be boiled and ready to go if he wants it. funny thing is now that the rest of the family has seen pics she has a uncle that has never even been to our house in the 10 years that we've lived all the sudden invite himself up. i swear they see one half way decent buck and think they need to run up here. so we politely told him there is plenty of state land around us.lol anyways it's back to bow hunting in the morning hoping to see deer don't care if it's a buck or doe just need some big bodys for the freezer
One for the Young at Heart in trying.
Whitetail hunting can be fun when you and a hunting partner want to make for some fast action during mid day hunts after morning stand hunting is over and waiting for your evening hunt. Few years back I wanted to demonstrate one of my methods to my son how two guys can make for some fast action during mid day hunting. The set up is for two people when the crops are usually off and the only cover left is...