Saturday evening’s hunt was uneventful and very warm. It was 80F with a South wind. After hunting I returned to the farm and was enjoying supper when the phone rang. It was my sister wondering if I wanted to go along with her family as they track down her 13 year old son’s archery buck he hit earlier in the evening. I of course said yes.
When we arrived at the tree stand he told the story of the buck and the shot and the direction it ran and crashing sounds he heard not very far away. The shot distance was 9 yards and he was 15 feet up in a ladder stand. He said he hit it right behind the front shoulder. The blood on the arrow backs up his story.
Last year I made he and his brother a set of arrows and included a half dozen broadheads. He was using the Montecs.
The buck only traveled about 80 yards before crashing. Then it was time to punch the tag.
Little sis (8 years old) inspected the exit hole.
We told them that if they worked as a team they could drag it out. We were right.
His very first archery buck.