This past rifle season was one I'll never forget... I seen well over 250 deer in total, around 30 bucks with prolly half of them being legal shooters and let them all walk just for a shot at this guy! I seen this buck the second Monday of rifle season at 261 yards but didn't have a good shot so i let him go hoping I'd get a better shot at him. So I decided I was going to hunt that same spot every morning/night for the rest of the season. It was the last Friday of the season an finally I seen him again. This time was a shot I felt a lot more comfortable with and I'm very thankful I waited an didn't force a shot the first time I seen him. I was sitting on the ground an had 6 doe and 4 smaller bucks within bow range of me all night before he stepped out. Couldn't be more happy that I passed up on all the smaller bucks this season for a shot at something like this!
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Last effort to fill my big buck tag for the year. Earlier this year I was hunting a 23 point “next pic over” that was shot on the neighbors property. 🤷🏻♂️
I think if you hunt long enough it’s gonna happen eventually but maaaan that was hard to get over!😂
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