Very nice buck. Congrats and "Waidmanns Heil" as we say here. Would you please tell me where you hit him and how far he went. In GE bowhunting is absolutely forbidden by law.
I'm a ML hunter.
I got him on the ground. I was down by the creek when I spotted him coming down the hill. I was able to sneak behind a tree and wait for him. He was less than 15 yard from me uphill. The shot went under his shoulder right trough the heart. He ran about 30 yard. this is where I found him.
thanks for the fast answering. I always find it fascinating when a deer is hunted with a bow. Because I think successfull bow hunting needs many components. It is not only the bow, but also the hunter who must handle is bow absolutely professional. You know what I mean. It is more than pulling a trigger. For me as ML hunter the harvest with a flinter rifle needs many profession, so bow hunting is much more difficult. I think each bow hunted deer is a real trophy.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...