Perfect weather leads to the perfect day. Lena and I started in the woods at 6:30am. She dropped me off 1/2 mile away. The plan was to hopefully push a deer her way. Last year, on the last day, this had worked but she couldn't get the shot off. We did put up a camera and had a nice picture of the buck she had seen. This year the camera was stolen early in July.
After being in the woods about 20 minutes, I heard a shot. Called Lena, she said she had just shot at a deer running and was not sure if she had hit it. She told me the deer was heading for the swamp, I told her to look for blood. We talk a few minutes later and no blood. Twenty minutes later I'm still working my way towards Lena. All of a sudden I see brown moving at a good speed coming my way. Best of all, it had horns. I had to wait till the buck took a couple of steps because of the dense whips. I shot; the deer jumped and took off in a full run. I was able to shot two more times. The deer was still headed away, so I shot again. The 1st shot hit the top of the heart, the next two were 15 and 24 inches back. The results are 8 points, 221 1/4lbs. The rack got hit by my 4th shot and is almost broken, it should score around 137-142 inches, the inside is 21 1/2 and the outside spread is 24" wide.
Not done yet. On our way to work this afternoon we see a deer in the woods. We turn the vehicle around, go home, to pick up Lena's rifle. We return 2 1/2 miles and the deer is still there. Lena gets out runs into the woods, loads up, aims, shoots, and missed, a branch fell in front of the deer. While trying to reload, her gun jams, she finally gets the bolt forward, shots and hit the deer this time. The deer went 15 yards and layed down, she then put another shot into it. This ended up being a smaller doe, but what a great and unforgetable day,