Well, Wed. night I went out to hunt and heard a couple bucks fighting. I put the stock on and I ended up hunting some guy standing on top of a null rattling antlers. So I sat right there till just before dark and then made my way back to the truck. As I was walking up the road I caught a glimpse of a buck walking right out in front of me onto the road about 50 or 60 yards. I did not have my binos with me so I lifted the rifle and looked at it through my scope. It looked like a nice size doe but stood and moved like a small buck. I had the cross hairs right behind her shoulder. I squeezed off the shot off hand.
She did not flinch or jump at all! Then she took off waving her tail at me. I could not believe I missed that shot so I looked around for a spell. By that time is was too dark to see anything and if I did not get a clean shot then I wanted her to bed down some where without me spooking her too far away. I went home.
At first light Thanksgiving morning, I was back out there and searched/hunted all the areas in the general vicinity and at 9:30am I found her. I double checked to make sure it was mine and I hit one shot right behind the left shoulder and the bullet went clean through the right shoulder and took out a lung. That is why there was no blood trail at all. Hell there wasn’t even any blood on her other than at the immediate wound.
Well, she turned out to be a he! It was definitely too late to take that shot the night before because I saw no antlers at all. If I would have seen this buck in good light, I would not have taken him. I wanted to get a doe if I did not see a good buck. Well over all, I am glad I did take this buck because he is scrawny and has some what of an over bite. Probably why he is not very filled out or have a better rack. So I am glad I took him out of the gene pool. He also has two broken points on the right side.
He’s hanging in the garage now and will butcher him up Tuesday.