This would have to be the shortest hunt I have ever made. I asked Hershy if he would fly solo on the Nebraska Outdoors Radio show so I could spend an evening in the deer woods. As it turned out, I left the office later than planned (what else is new) and found myself walking to my stand around 5pm. Once I arrived to the my ash tree throne, I noticed I had left my safety line in the truck. Walked back, found the line and back to the tree. Once safely fastened to that herbaceous beauty I call a tree stand, I brought up my bow and knocked an arrow. As I was knocking the arrow I noticed a big doe entering the woods to my left. As luck would have it she chose a trail that would place her 20 yards in front of me but she would not stop walking. With heart pounding and eyes wide open, I gave out my best baahh. She stopped dead in her tracks and I let the Montec loose. A beautiful double lung shot! She ran under 20 yards and started for the ground. I truly appreciate not having to blood trail any critter. I canceled my tag and left the stand with a huge smile on my face. I think my hunt took a total of 15 minutes but what a time! We are now enjoying the first batch of black pepper and sweet bourbon jerky from that deer and what a treat!
Tele-check – I absolutely love this system. So easy to check in deer now and allow time for taking care of the meat. Good move!
I keyed in on this stand as it sits in timber at the edge of a crick bed adjacent to a CRP field that is excellent bedding as well as harvested corn and bean fields. I will be back in this one soon!
Get Em’ Out There