My 09' Ohio Buck

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I work midnights and it was going to be one of the first colder mornings of the year. I was hoping to get off work early. It was October 20th and there were several scrapes in this one particular area I hunt in. I didn't get off as early as I planned but I did manage to get off in just enough time to hurry home and get out to the stand.

As soon as I climbed up into the stand and settled in I began to hear movement. It was about 20 minutes before first shooting light. I had a few does walking out in front of my stand and I heard some rustling in the leaves toward my left. I looked over to my left and seen what I believed to be was three shooter bucks over by a scrape. The only problem was it wasn't light enough yet and even if it was I didn't have a hole to shoot through in this particular spot. Well, these three bucks went on their way and I was let down but still had hope it would be a good day. A few smaller bucks walked past my stand then around 7:15 I heard some more rustling off to my left again.

This time I had plenty of light and I seen this nice wide 8 point at that same scrape the other 3 bucks stopped at. But, once again I had no shooting lane. So, I began to scan the branches and looked for a possible hole to shoot through. There was one hole about the size of a baseball. I knew the buck would eventually go the same way the other three bucks went probably so I tried to make it happen. As the buck was scraping, looking off in the other direction, I brought my bow up and peered through the baseball sized hole. Luckily for me it was right where his vitals were.

I let the arrow fly and thwack!!!!! Success I had to aim just a slight bit high, but I nailed him in the spine. I finished him off with another arrow and then called my son to come out and check out the buck. This was a special hunt because this was the first year we were able to get a deer on camera and have trail cam pics and video of this deer and also be able to harvest him. I hope you all enjoyed the story, Thanks for reading.

 

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SOBLE's picture

It's always nice to have a

It's always nice to have a trail cam pic along with your trophy pic. Congrats.

Great job scouting and

Great job scouting and getting that buck

groundhog's picture

Cool

T cam pic's and the buck, thas cool!

Critter's picture

a nice looking buck along

a nice looking buck along with a story

ManOfTheFall's picture

Thanks guys for the comments.

Thanks guys for the comments. This year my son and I look to have some really decent bucks on the properties we are hunting on. I think we will be posting up some very nice bucks this year.

numbnutz's picture

Great buck, good story,

Great buck, good story, congrats

My 09' Ohio Buck

Nice buck. I've never shot a crossbow myself before, but bet it fun as well.

You mention cameras and all, and if I have one regret it is not having had a camera for most of my hunting life, and can't share much, or look back on past adventures etc.

Thanks.