As Ive been reflecting on this past 2010 season, I've realized that some seemingly trivial moments during the past 3 months have left me with the best memories. Even though I didn't shoot a buck this year, I still came away from this season with some awesome memories and experiences.
So I'm curious, what was your best moment of the 2010 season?
For me, it was my 4th day of my week long hunt in Illinois. My camera man and I had hiked into a thick area, hoping to intercept a shooter on his way to bed. Unfortunately it was a new treestand for us and somehow we got lost. Long story short, after looking around for 20 minutes we finally gave up and decided to retreat to the field edge and just sit in a stand for a little bit on a clover field we knew we could find. I figured this morning was a bust.
As we got to this field edge treestand, my camera man climbed up and began setting up his hang on above my stand. Once he was settled, he motioned me up and I began to climb. About half way up, I suddenly heard my camera guy whisper excitedly..."Big buck, big buck!". He told me to get up fast, and then told me to freeze, then get up again. I eventually scurried into the stand, pulled up my bow and attempted to nock an arrow while shaking uncontrollably. My camera man had seen a 150 class buck, skirting the field edge and coming our way. Unfortunately he turned into the timber and walked out of our lives. None the less, it was the hardest my heart has pumped in a long time...and a great memory.
Whats your best moment of 2010?