My stand was only about 100 yards from him. I climbed it and sat for a while. The church bells play at 6:00pm everyday, so that's always a nice time reminder. Then, I spotted a fawn. Before I knew it, the mom was in front of me & I let one fly. It was a close miss, right under her. Preston had frantic deer running back in forth on the field. He wasn't sure what was going on. Moments later, with another arrow nocked, I spotted the flick of a tail! Could it be? YES.....a buck! I watched this fella bed down & chew his cud about 40 yards away. It was surreal.
THIS IS WHY I HUNT! Experience nature, undetected. After he got up, I proceeded to have 9 deer within about 30 yards of me (at one time). One spike, two button bucks, this 6, does & fawns. One big doe has triplets. With so many eyes scanning the woods, there was no way to draw back on another one. That brings me to a total of 11 deer tonight. Preston saw two out by him, but he chose not to shoot. I could see them from my stand, grazing out in the field.
I hope you enjoy my pics! Good luck hunters!