By Lee Seale
First week in the books! How did y’all do?
I have seen several real nice bucks on Facebook. I’m glad y’all are having luck; it’s been slow on my end of the 40. So far this season I have seen a total of three deer and they were all does at that. Not to say I won’t lay a nanny down, but this year I have been hunting for horns. Probably won’t last much longer if something doesn’t give; I have never been real good at letting them walk by me without taking a shot.
I remember once, as I was walking up to my blind, I saw a doe standing in front of it. So I snuck up to the blind and drew up. I shot while braced up on the wall. It was cold that morning and the blind was frozen, and when I shot I missed the deer. The percussion of the shot blew the top completely out of the stand. It shattered like glass! I just stood there in shock. Knowing there was nothing I could do to fix it, I just got on in and sat down.
It wasn’t long until another deer walked out. I shot and, once again, missed. At this point I was thinking I was unstable in my shooting, so I kept sitting there.
That day the deer were moving, and a few minutes later another deer (or the same deer?) walked out. I took yet another shot and, just as before, the deer just disappeared. I was furious to say the least. I had just gotten my gun sighted in and knew I had not bumped the scope. As I was questioning myself I looked up and another deer was standing there. I took my time and propped up good, and let that ol .270 talk to her. Deer down!
I was in a much better mood after that seeing as I finally hit one. A few minutes later my hunting friend walked up and asked why I was doing all that shooting. I told him the story just as it had gone, and we walked up to the hill to retrieve the last doe I shot at. This was my first time hunting this place, and I didn’t know there was a mound at the top of the hill. When I reached the top I realized there were three deer down. I had just killed the whole herd of deer!
I was flabbergasted, to say the least. I guess since I have never shot a trophy buck, I can at least say I put a hurt on the population that morning.
Y’all have a great week, try to stay warm and whatever you do have a goodtime doing it.