I got my crossbow back yesterday after breaking the string. Hurried home to get in the stand Tuesday. I figured it was a waste of time. The wind was really whipping around. Sunset came and went. It was really getting DARK. Then I saw a doe working her way towards my tree. Then she was gone?? Long story shorter she was skittish cause there was a very respectable buck zeroed in on her. They ran around just about 50-60 yards out covered by a tree line. I could hear the buck grunt. All the sudden the doe busted across a small ditch and ran under my tree. The buck was help up in the heavy trees. I could see him but he was in brush. All the sudden the buck came across the ditch and stopped broadside right beside my tree! I have a red dot scope, placed the dot on his vitals and shot. Thud I heard it hit. I only saw the buck run for a short distance and then lost him to darkness. I waited a short bit and crawled down. My tree stand is about 200 yards from my back door! I had no flashlight, was in jeans with a leafy camo coat, using Double Bubble chewing gum as a cover scent. When it's right it's right! I will tell you my tree stand is about 25' up.
I went to the house and got my flashlight. Found the bolt covered in deep red blood. It was just starting to rain. I had Katie and we looked for a couple hours but just couldn't fine him. I am waitin for sunrise now. Pray that I can find this buck. I'll get back as soon as I can.
I keep thinking the buck has to be hummin Love Hurts! I think he hung up on my entry path, trying to decide if she wasa worth the risk?
"It is the same boiling water that softens the rice, which hardens the egg." It's not always about the circumstances, but what you are made of....