October 09, 2016 at 8:32am
Not how I had planned on this hunt going down, but I was able to connect on a buck that Ive had several years of history with. Had this buck pretty well patterned and yesterday it all came together. Saw the deer around 830 am and he didnt give me a shot. At 6 pm the buck came back in and took almost 30 mins to come into range. He got nervous and started to leave and gave me a 32 yard quartering away shot. I rushed the shot and ended up hitting the deer back. So I backed out and gave him 3 hours but when I went back I walked up on the deer in his bed still alive. So i backed out and unfortunately was unable to go back the next morning due to work. Went back this evening and found the deer right where he had bedded down. I really hate losing a deer due to spoiling, but am happy I was able to recover him. Rough scored 123 5/8, still in full velvet. Killed on October 5th. Largest bow kill to date.