With Dove season in, and Deer season opening, I decided to do a dove hunt alone in my back yard. Got permission from my neighbor who owns the farm and did a little “after work” hunting. Three doves down and about 15 shells shot, getting a bit better, lol.
Been busy healing from a tick attack over at Nay’s place. I ran into several nests of ticks, spent about 2 hours + pulling ticks with my wife’s help. Yeah, I’ll never forget the experience, and will never go without DEET again.
On another note, Here’s the quick story;
So, I’ve been sitting in a tree stand for like 4 hours and I got fed up and decided to “Still” hunt my way out to the car. It was about 7:20 when I started down the hill, slowly, I would just walk a little, stop, look around, walk a little. I was about 6 minutes into my routine when I caught a glint of movement in front of me. I stopped, mounted my crossbow and began to look through the scope. I couldn’t believe what was going on in front of me, 3 deer were walking straight at me. Two does from my left and an 8 point buck directly to my front, in the path I was using to walk in and out. Well, the buck didn’t notice me standing in the middle of the path, 25 yards in front of him, so he kept coming. At about 18 yards, the buck decides something is in his path, so he suddenly stops, stares at me and turns just enough for a quartering shoulder shot. All I remember is the sound of an arrow “Whack”, then all the deer running off. I waited about 10 minutes and walked out of the woods. Blood trail lasted about 25 yards across a little creak, and next to the trail that leads out. Smooth hunt, just how I like it. I’ve always been successful still hunting, and just feel more like I’m hunting when I actively look for my game.
Gear: Excalibur Axiom cross bow, Muzzy MX3 broad heads