A friend and I left work early to hunt. I have a buck archery tag which can only be used in a certain unit and a bow is the only weapon. Archery season goes until 12/31 but it is also rifle season.
I have a doe tag that I can use a rifle and is valid on my friends land so we went out yesterday for a doe.
Got situated behind some big round hay bales at 3:30 pm and within minutes a big big 8 pt buck strolls across the pasture in front of us. Remember, I only can shoot a doe. He hung around for 30 minutes.
Then two smaller bucks came in, hung around for a while and left. There was a lull until 4:45 pm when the two small bucks, another small buck, another big big 8 pt came in. They sparred around a little with one another. Then the big 8pt that was in earlier came back.
They finally dispersed and an old buck with one big antler came in. He was a big old buck. Still no does. Whoever heard of too many bucks
Finally, at 5:17 pm a doe came in and I whacked her. The couple of small bucks that were hanging around didn't spook. Finally they left and I retrieved my doe.
Shot her at 100 yards with my Remington .243, 100 gr Sierra Game King bullets that I reloaded. She went 20 -30 yards. Got the heart and lungs.
You couldn't see the entrance wound and the exit wound was about the size of nickle.
Very fun hunt.