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so I got a chance to go out today, didn't think I could so that was exciting. I got up in the stand before daybreak, stayed for a bit, saw nothing. so I started back to my truck and spooked about 5 or 6 deer bedding in some very think shrubs. they were thrashing around a lot trying to get out so I thought, has to be some bucks in there. all the antlers must have been getting stuck. so I quickly grabbed my grunt call and started grunting, I actually heard one grunt back. next thing i knew i see a doe running one way and a buck going a different way, one still behind the shrubs and sounds from the other side of a hill I was next to. I slowly looked up on the hill just behind me and all I saw were antlers and a big head, he saw me first and ran. then i look around the hill and an 8 pointer was coming my way. I leaned back on my backpack and waited for him to give me a side shot. he stopped about 10 yards in front of me and looked right at me. I put my cross hairs on his lungs and took the shot. I heard a thud. my arrow stuck in a 2 inch tree right between me and him. he looked at me, turned and ran before I could get another arrow loaded up. I was dumbfounded and amazed.
Cool. Amazing how we act when they catch us off guard
You got made. Fun just as much as you taking one home.
Sometimes the chase is funerer
Sounds like my morning got in my tree hear deer in the dark next 2 does come in watch them for a couple of min the turn my head and a 8 is coming over the wal I grab the xbow and it makes noise he jumps forward the starts walking down tourd me I get set he steps out I shoot he jumps and walks up the hill all the time waiting for him to fall but no he walks away wait a hour get doe can't find any blood check all over go back to arrow that is stuck in tree a couple of drops of blood and about 20 white hairs 21 yards and I shot low gettin old but it was a nice morning my buddy shot a big 6 at the same time ,
I went home and checked my bow and the scope was off a little. The crazy part is every time I hit a deer with my bow, it jumps. when my arrow hit the tree this time, he didn't even flinch.