That is a great first deer. I went 5 years when I got back into hunting before I saw horns. I couldn't tell you how many flatheads I saw, but it was alot. Patience does pay off, 6th year just as I was getting ready to leave the stand for a still hunt, out came a 9 pointer cruising the ridgeline. Now you have to improve on him next year.
I'll try to improve, i've been deer hunting 6-7 years before I got the chance to harvest this deer. I've gotten a few does over that period, but 1st time for horns. i am getting the head mounted, should be ready soon. i can not wait to get it back
Awsome looking buck...expecially for a first....I remember mine like it was yesterday...250 yds and I dropper her in her tracks..1 shot out of an old Savage Modle 99 in .300 Savage. She had an antler to top it off...a 2 pointer in the Velvet in the middle of October...Sorry about the poor pic...
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...