Bad Start… Good Finish

Oct 25 2009

Well, This weekend started out with a bad start.  Lots of rain and wind with a front that started pushing through on Friday and didn’t clear the area to early in the hours of Sunday.  Shawn and I Headed out an Saturday and both passed on a nice 8.  Pretty sure it was the 8 that was with my 7 I shot earlier in the year(see Below).  Other than that movement was limited with all the wind, but the trail cam has been indicating daily buck movement in the early morning and late afternoon.

This morning (Sunday) had all indications of being a good morning.  The front had come through and brought cooler air in behind it and the skies were clear.  I headed out to my ladder stand in NJ at about 6am to make sure I was in place for a good hour before light.  At 7 am as shooting light just became established I heard the shuffle of feet headed my way.  Quickly I scanned the area for the deer making the noise and locked onto a nice buck.  This buck had been captured on the trail cam before (see Below).

So, when he came out I knew I was going to take him.  He came head on to 10 yards and then began feeding behind some brush.  I patiently waited for almost 10 minutes and then he began to turn and prepare to head away from me.  I cam to full draw and let one fly.  MISS!  Not sure if he jumped the string, I hit a branch in that brush or it was just a bad shot (not allot of light).  Anyway, he then turned and came into a shooting lane at about 20 yards headed away from me.  I quickly knocked another arrow and took aim.  The shot ended up being a 25 yard quartering away shot. ch7_quartering_away

The arrow hit just in front of the hind quarter and the 2 bladed rage broad head did its job.  The buck ran about 40 yards and fell over in a field.  During the gutting of the deer I was able to determine the arrow actually pierced both lungs.  The rest is history.  Below is a picture of the deer and more can be found in the photo section of the site.

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Update – Video (No Kill Shots)


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