October 14 at 9:18pm
Took off work for opening of primitive so me and the wife could go hunt. Told her to be in her stand for 6 and I headed out to my spot. Got a text at 6:20 that a doe just jumped the ditch next to her but was still to early to shoot. At 7:17 I heard the crack and boom of the 45-70. I started laughing bc I could just picture the kick of the gun. I texted asking if she was ok and I got a yes. I texted a few more times w no reply. Then I got a picture of a buck dead in the ditch! I was so pumped bc this was her 1st deer! I wanted to go meet her but she said she was fine do I told her to get back in the stand Incase she saw something else. In the mist of texting her and my dad who was not far saying he had two by him I hear a step in the water. I look up and see dark horns which I thought was a 11 I have been hunting for years. I almost throw my phone in the water to grab my gun. I had a 1foot window where he was going to come out in. As soon as his neck was in the window I dropped him in his tracks. Biggest buck for me down in the palmetto swamps. We ended the morning at 7:40 with my wife’s 7 pt and my 9 pt. Best hunting trip of my life and I will not forget it! I am so proud of my beautiful wife on her 1st deer!!