January 20, 2009 at 6:32pm
I killed Live Bait's deer!!! and here is the story... Time after time I walked 1 1/2 miles to my stand. So...I decided to find a shorter route. The new route I found was only a half mile walk but I had a 20 min. 4-wheeler ride down the worst trail on the entire WMA! January 1 I headed in the woods. After getting stuck and wenching myself out I got to my trail. I did not have a flag trail I was following the GPS and then it lost signal. When it came back on i found myself further from my stand then when I started. I reached the tree that "Live Bait" was going to climb at 6:30 a.m. and because I was still a good 500 yards from my stand I decided to climb his tree. This was possible because "Live Bait's" wife did not let him come up the night before. At 7:05 this buck came running by. I blew my grunt call to stop him then BAM!!! After I shot him he ran about 10 yards before his horns stuck in the ground and he did a front flip. That hunt went from horrible to great in no time flat. He is a main frame 10 with two kickers. Nice young 12 point. Sorry Live Bait maybe next time PAM aka "Stink Bait" will let you go a little earlier. The "PUBLICLAND PREDATOR" strikes again!!! Here is "POP" sitting on the gut bucket with his spike he killed with the ol' smokepole.