November 06, 2015 at 5:06pm
I had the best day in woods I have ever had! I was fortunate enough to shoot the larger deer first thing this morning. He came strolling through a oak bottom and ended up standing 40 yards in front of me while I was busy looking at the news on my phone. Luckily I looked up and almost dropped my phone and gun. I quickly shoved my phone in my pocket and raised my gun. I knew he had nice antlers so I just focused on the front shoulder. As soon as he gave me a clear quartering shot I let the ole smoke eat! He ran about 30 yards then his batteries ran out! Once I got up to him I realized he was the big buck I had just recently got on my trail camera. Since it was early and my dad was in his stand I decided to climb back up and sit longer. Well I was back on my phone texting friends and family about my harvest when I looked out towards a grown up field and saw another nice buck step out. He walked across the field edge and worked a scrape about 70 yards from me. I gave him a couple grunts and after he freshened up his scrape he came my direction. I wasn't going to wait long so as soon as he stepped in the woods I had a 50 yard broadside shot and again the ole smoke pole ate! He dropped in his tracks and I was absolutely in shock about the morning I was having.