Let work early on Friday for an evening hunt and early am hunt then head back (nice being 1.25 hours from the lease). Got setteled in on the ground (yes butt on dirt) around 415 and pulled the game card ans started to sift through all of the cow pics. at about 515 i looked to my left and saw a deer moving on the trail to the feeder (about 30 yards in the tree line). he lifted his head and my heart stopped. Finally a good deer and a chance to get my first large animal kill with my bow. Making a long story short after 45 mins, many gurnts, doe bleats, snort wheezes, sitting like a stone so that the 6 point with him that was at 8 steps at one point didnt bust me the big deer was at 30 yards behind a mesquite bush. for 5 mins we are staring at each other just need him to take a single step. He decided he didnt like something and blew out, wind in my face, didnt flag jus was uncomfortable. What a rush, frustrating and heart breaking. Cant wait to do it again.
I counted 13 points on him and the left side in the following pic look a lot weaker than it is. But my concern is hes 3.5 and needs 1 more year, thoughts?