Re: Filled a tag this evening
Still hunting bucks and with a very good friend that wanted some venison over to hunt, put him in my "hide", straw bales in a picked been field, while I took a ladder stand deep in the woods. Perfect wind this evening for a change inside the woods.
Must have been a doe starting into late estrus, as I seen a buck chasing one quite away off through the woods. What a great evening start. Next thing I know, a doe and a couple fawns walk up within about 40yds and bed down. Now this is fun! Watching the sun slowly drop down below the tops of the trees, while watching a doe and fawns bedding. Of course I was hoping that other doe would bring that buck buy but, it never materialized and before it got to late, that doe and fawns got up and headed down a hill out of sight.
It wasn't only just a minute or two after they left, when there was the unmistakable sound of my friend's Pro Hunter firing. I remember giving a thumbs up. As I'd already taken a deer and was excited about him shooting, I headed back to the gator, put the rifle in the case and headed over towards the "hide".
He had a doe permit and he'd used it. Really nice doe that he harvested from the same spot, sending a Barnes TMZ right through the boiler room. Needless to say, he was happy as heck, as where he'd been hunting he wasn't seeing any deer. Nice when a plan comes together.......