October 19, 2017 at 9:49am
Took my annual vacation for opening of bow season. The week started off extremely hot, and with winds bad for most of my hunting spots. We finally got a cool front, and the winds shifted. Monday afternoon I went to a spot I had been waiting to get into. The winds died down about 5:30, and at 6:00 I saw movement coming out of the thicket. I had 3 doe's come in at about 15 yards. Made the shot and watch the deer bolt off. Due to a previous bad experience. if I don't see them fall over. I back out and give them some time. I went to the camp and ate supper, got bear ready for a hopefully short tracking job, then went get ice. Headed to the property, and brought Bear to the spot of the shot. About 75 yards later I see Bear licking blood off the deer and the white belly. This will probably be his last year. He is getting up in age, he was wore out after the job. The grim reapers did a great job again. The deer weighed 113 lbs.