ANCIENT BUCK DOWN

October 8, 2020
October 8, 2020 Brennen

ANCIENT BUCK DOWN

After filming JP kill a muley in western ND on day 5 of the season, I was pumped to head to whitetail camp and begin hunting.  The first trip was a quick one, we only had 1 night to hunt.  We decided to slip into a spot to hunt a big buck that was showing up on the trail cameras pretty regularly.  He was a no-show so we headed home empty handed with plans to return a week later.  Upon returning, we checked cameras, and the buck was moving in the daylight frequently so we slipped back in to hunt him again.  As luck would have it, the buck showed himself just before dark.  He took his sweet time closing the distance and finally stood inside bow range minutes before legal shooting light was up.  At 30 yards, I sailed my arrow just over the top of his back.  The deer had no clue what had happened and walked out into the bean field and began feeding.  I was sick that I had missed but I felt good that we still had a chance at this buck.  In the course of the next week, we hunted the buck a few more times and laid eyes on him almost every sit, another shot just never presented itself.  On the final day of our hunt, the wind switched and forced us to change up locations to a different area where we had some other nice bucks showing up on camera.  As the night progressed, we had seen several does on their feet, but no sign of the shooters.  Just before dark, out of nowhere, this old mature buck was standing at 50 yards working a scrape.  A doe got down wind of us and began “blowing”.  The buck must have thought she was blowing at him, and here he came to check her out!  He crossed through the wind row and stood broadside at 12 steps!  This is hands down the biggest bodied deer I have ever harvested, and one of the coolest racks I’ve ever laid my hands on!  Couldn’t be more excited to wrap my 2020 ND tag on this old warrior.

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