@huntersblend co-founder, Mike, and his 2018 buck "Two Sides"
Check out the full story below👇🏻 "This was my first buck from a stand. Previously, I allowed myself to be overly influenced by experienced hunters who've said, “wait for a mature one at least 3.5 or 4.5-years-old.” In the process, I’ve been picked off by a really mature buck, missed an opportunity for another mature buck, passed on a bunch of yearling 4 and 6 pointers (which I’m fine with), and last year I passed on a great 2.5 or 3.5-year-old 8 point; I had him at full draw 15 yards out and never pulled the trigger.
After that experience, I told myself and God that I was going to shoot anything 2.5 years or older this fall. I needed to be willing to start somewhere and work my way up.
Nov 9th was my first day in the stand to hunt the 2018 rut. Around 1 PM, he came in and started checking the scrapes I made around my stand. As he stopped at the 2nd one, I was able to put an arrow into him. Since I had made my mind up beforehand, there was no time wasted in deciding or debating, even though I could tell he had some antler missing on the one side.
It was very satisfying to see the plan I learned from Jerry Everhart on the Hunt Fish Journal Podcast come together. I started the licking branches in the spring and added scrapes under them in the fall and waited until the key days to climb the stand for a buck. He came in the first day and stopped at the scrapes like he was supposed to.
I’ll call him Two Sides. His sides are very different, but there are also two sides to how he broke those tines."
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Omg Happy birthday to my oldest son Collin! You are a champion, a go getter, smart, a hard worker, cool, laid back, goofy, smooth, passionate about your gifts, responsible, I could go on..I love you so much dude! Keep allowing God to direct your path. I'm so blessed to be your mom. 10 years ago today I birthed my first son! #HappybirthdayCollin#Myboy#buck 😍😍😘🤗👩👦❤❤🍰🍔🏈🏀🎈🎁