I got an 8 pointer finally.

8 pointer 8/21/2011 bow

I have spent a lot of time in the field, all of it hunting does, but this 8 pointer came along and because my freezer is almost empty,  I shot.  The buck had come up a small trail on my right but when he got behind some trees and bushes, about 10 yards away, he decided that something was up and started to turn around to leave.  Luckily for me he turned to the left and I got a shot at about 15 yards through a small opening in the branches.  The whole thing only lasted about 2 minutes from seeing him to him being down and most of that time he was hidden in the brush and tree branches.   I only had a few seconds to decide and shoot as he was turning to leave. I was in the stand and the arrow went in the back on the right and went all the way to the front left leg but stayed in.  The deer only ran about 50 yards and died.  I was able to hear it fall and I waited about 15 min and then checked it.  I knew from the shot, (I was using a Firenock, worked great,)  that I would not have to track it.   Not bad for the first deer of the 2011 season.  At first I didn’t think that this was the same deer that I saw on opening day but now I think that it is after looking at the pictures again.  On opening day the antlers were so white they looked like they were bleached but my deer’s antlers were dirty.  I think that what happened was he started making rubs and that dirtied up his antlers.

I took the picture at an angle so it is around 140 LB, dressed.

For the last two years I have donated my first deer but this year I decided to keep the first deer and I will donate one of the next two.

I took the deer to Deer Cut in Pine Bush to have it cut up.  They are fast, cut it the way you want and they vacuum pack it and for a reasonable price.  (OK, Mike’s deer’s rack is better but I beat him by a few pound.  I left all of my deer’s parts on.)

8 pointer from 8/3/11

I still don’t think that my deer or Mike’s deer are the same one that was around before the season started.

I hope everyone has a good season and STAY SAFE  and always use a safety strap if you are hunting from a stand.

  1. ASSUME EVERY GUN IS LOADED
  2. CONTROL THE MUZZLE. ALWAYS POINT YOUR GUN IN A SAFE DIRECTION.
  3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU ARE ON TARGET
  4. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND BEYOND.  CHECK TWICE.
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