Hey guys checking in for the 2011 season! I haven't been on much this summer because I started online college and my time on the computer is spent doing school stuff. Anyway, I haven't seen very many shooter bucks this summer, just one giant 8 pointer that is well over 20inches wide!
I went out on Sat evening, took my son with me for his first hunt and I was able to arrow a doe with him watching! He was really excited but I think I was even more excited! I was hunting in a section of woods that separates a bedding area from a 15ac corn field. There is a stand of oaks that are raining acorns right now. We climbed into my ladder stand about 5:15 and by 5:30 we had 4 deer, does and fawns, feeding on acorns pretty much right under us. At one point we had a doe in between the ladder and the tree, they were supper close! Finally, after almost a half hour of these deer being right on top of us eating, the biggest doe in the bunch, the one I wanted, started walking directly away from us offering me only a back shot. She got about 15yrds out and stopped, just as she stopped she took a step sideways offering me a sharp quartering away shot. I decided I was going to take the shot; I aimed just behind the rib cage and let the arrow fly! The arrow hit true and exited just in front of her shoulder, she was down after about 35yrds! I love those rage 3blade broad heads, they do so much damage! My son got real excited and he gave me a fist bump, for me it was kind of an emotional experience and I couldn't have asked for a more picture perfect hunt on our first night out! He will be 10 in December by the way.
Here are a couple of pics of our hunt together.