finally.....Alabama bow kill
Gosh what a season. No telling how many trees I've been up, (30?40?)late suppers, agitated wife and been dog tired at work after hunting in AM.
Could not get "on" deer after the first 2 weeks of bow season, NEVER had such a year for not seeing deer. Finally, 80 some days into our 100+ day season, it clicked, I connected, and an 8 point is on its way to the freezer.
Briefly, a bow hunt on a WMA near home that I hunt often. A morning hunt, on a brushy creek bottom that connects to larger pieces of woodland. The surrounding area is relatively recent cutover. Imagine a "dumbell" shape. The grip of the dumbell is the creek bottom. The buck was cruising through on an old scrape line at mid morning, 092O. From when I heard the brush pop, till I shot was about 5 seconds. It happened fast.
Some numbers: 12 yd shot, (heart shot) 75 yds tracking , a 140 lb 8 point
Fetched bamaboy from the house for a tracking lesson and help on the drag.
If you're having one of those years, stay with it. You won't kill one at the bow shop or in your den. Hunt w/ a plan and stay sharp, it can happen fast.
If I can get bamaboy away from texting all his buddies and gals, I will maybe post pics.