I’m lucky. That’s the only way I can describe my season so far. I’ve seen two 3 1/2 year old bucks, too many 2 1/2 year old bucks to count, and a handful of 1 1/2 year old bucks…and I’m tagged out in Michigan. I shot a 2 1/2 year old 7-point on October 12 and you can watch it here. Then on Monday evening October 22 in 65 degree weather in between thunderstorms I arrowed my largest buck ever. He looked good from the tree and even bigger on the ground. He was a beautiful 9-point buck! I experimented with my camera settings and unfortunately did not get the shot on video. It was pouring rain 30 minutes before I shot him and that is always a concern for the blood trail. Luckily I was able to watch him drop 70 yards away. Both bucks were broadside at about 15 yards and both were heart shots.
Rich has had a strange season so far. He hasn’t seen the usual deer activity that his property has produced in the past. I’m sure he will get a chance to connect during the first week of November if not before. There is a cold front coming this weekend and that may be just what he needs.