I was in a 20 ft ladder stand at 8 am on November 12, 2005. It was my first time with a compound bow and a tree stand. I heard a crack and looked and there stood a buck about 20 yards in front of me. I stood slowly and went to draw when my arrow slipped off the rest. The buck looked right at me and I froze. When he started to feed again I put the arrow back on the string and came to full draw. He walked about 3 ft and I had a clear shot. I was lucky enough to make a double lung shot. He dropped about a 100 ft down the hill. He weighed almost 200 lbs. A 10 pointer taken at Rosebud Farm in Harwood Maryland. A true trophy for a first deer!
Johnny Gerard Jr.