Monday November 21, 2011

It was chilly this morning. We decided to sit until 10 so we could get on the road by noon. It was a great trip. Just as it was getting light I had a shooter 8-pointer come right to me. I drew my bow as he walked toward me. Unfortunately it just wasn’t light enough. Although I could see the outline of his body I couldn’t see one pin in my housing and I couldn’t see through the peep. If it was fifteen minutes later we would have a nice buck going home with us. I could see him as clear as day through my binoculars. It’s too bad our eyes aren’t like the high dollar class in European binoculars. Any way you look at it, it was an awesome experience. When you’re that close to big bucks and they don’t have a clue you’re there it’s an unbelievable feeling. While I really enjoy my gun hunting I also love bow hunting. Dad didn’t see any deer this morning. It was sad to pack up and head out. I really do wish I lived in country like this so I could chase big bucks around every day during the hunting season every single year. I can’t imagine how much fun it must be. I feel very fortunate to be able to do it for a week every year now. I wish I started earlier, but I’m not complaining because I’m lucky to have ever been given a chance to do it. I’ll be forever thankful for that.

I’ll leave you with some pictures from the land we hunted and camp. I can’t wait to come back to see my friends and chase a few of these big boys around again next year. I don’t want to wish my life away but I also love it out here.

One of the chunks of woods we hunted.

This is the Knob. Buck Alley is where you see the break in the trees.

The field right below the bowl and looking in the general direction of the tube stand.

An old barn across the field from camp.

Another shot of the barn.

Camp. Jody and Kevin are thinking of putting a food plot here next year. Camp will be moving.

Leave a Reply