September 16, 2015 at 10:09pm
On the afternoon of sept 16 I climbed into a double set I have hung looking over a food plot that could only be hunted on a SE wind. I have been running cameras all yr and had been seeing a wide 8 on cam. Well about 5pm the Bucks started pouring out into the plot. At one time I had 13 bucks within 25yds of me. During this time I'm self filming my hunt. About 7 pm I hear bucks fighting down below me in the creek bottom. As I'm looking to see if I could see what deer where down there I'm startled by movement on my left. I thought this was the deer I was after. By this time it was about 7:30 and I was losing light so I grabbed my bow got the camera on him and made a 17yd shot. He ran about 15-20yds and piled up. To my surprise after getting down and looking at the deer it was not the 8 I was after. Instead it was a 2.5-3.5 yr old 8. So I felt bad for shooting a young deer but also thank the lord for a good hunt. It's still one of my best hunts ever and got it all on video.