Thanks everybody, it really means alot to get such kudo's
My buddies have been telling me it's all down hill from here. You see, this is not only my first buck, but my first deer, as well as the first shot I ever took at a deer. I took up archery last Oct., and was immediately bitten by the bug! all I did after december 31st last year was, scout,and scout...all winter,spring, and summer. I placed trail cams, found wintering spots, and hung tree stands. Wasn't until mid October, and found scape city, as well as a really defined rub line thru one of my areas. Nov. 2nd I got 3, or 4 trail cam pics from right below my tree of a nice wide 10 pointer. ( not the buck I shot)....so now I have another pursuit for Sat. a.m. !
Oh yeah, Woodsalta asked where I got him, East/Central Zone 9 about a mile west of rt 495...basically my back yard