Me and 2 buddies had a good hunt!
I was running late...Ran to the Drs to get antibiotics..Knew I had a double ear infection.
Took care of that and met them around 1130.
2nd push of the day 8-10 doe came up the hill to me. I figured with that many doe I better hold my fire.
I watched them run up the hill and kept seeing deer dancing around up there. Figured it was the same here of doe...
They started trotting right back toward me. Mom and a little one came..I cracked back the hammer and set the trigger. She stopped 15yds away. Battling myself to shoot her or not. She could see my breath rising and getting nervous but she stayed for a good minute or 2. I looked beyond her and seen a rack coming...
I honestly can't remember what happened. I know the first buck was a bit small. I couldn't tell if he was legal square on to me...Maybe a 2.5yo...I'd shoot if legal...
I spotted another buck....Much wider...Dang half rack!
I think there was a smaller half rack Infront of the bigger one..
I focused on the bigger one...He stopped in an opening about 30yds away and I verified "3 up". KABOOM!!!
With the high humidity and slight most the smoke hung right in my face...Through the smoke I watched him topple 30yds beyond the shot!
I never seen the "stump" on the right side. He has about a 6" stump busted off on the right...Left side has 4 legal points. The G2 is broken but is over an inch for the internet game wardens.
My 3rd flintlock buck! First buck with the rifle I built...2nd deer with it.
Still have a 1A and a 2F tag. Not sure if I will pursue filling those or not. I can use another deer in the freezer...Double ear infections I'm definitely done till next week when I'm off again.
Buddy jumped the herd again and said there was a giant in the bunch. How big, I don't know. He gets excited easily lol. I am more than thrilled with mine. Bucks in the late season can be tough to come by...Rack doesn't seem right but his body is that of a 3.5+yo. Weight tape says he's just over 200lb on the hoof.