Well, after hunting nearly everyday in Nov, i finally got a chance. I watched two doe sneak behind me and I knew a buck was near. Sure enough, 5 minutes later he showed himself walking the same trail as the doe. He would have walked by out of range, but I grunt and he stopped...100 yards away. After a few minutes he turned and headed my way. I made a great 32 yd shot with my bow....during Gun season!!
He's only a small 8 but He'll make some tasty jerky! Now, normally I would pass on such a buck but I am participating in a controlled hunt. The owner wants a massive deer harvest…the incentive is by shooting a deer this year, I am now eligible for 2013. Regardless, I wouldn't ever regret killing him, it’s just my personal preference. Honestly, I am all smiles. I put in a ton of effort, and I feel rewarded and blessed.
The best part was, when I got back to my truck I had a MSG from my taxidermist. Took 12 long months but my 2011 mount was done (9 point, double patch). What a great day!