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?