So hard to get the time to chase whitetails after being gone so long for Waterfowl.
But having the most forgiving and empithic ridiculously hot wife I got some time.
So here is how it went down.
Wind was 40km which gave temps of – 28. That’s brutal for still hunting..
I got in an hour before legal and sat down beside a tree on the south side of a 70 yard wide ravine.
I had scouted it four times before going in and saw the same movement pattern and bedding area being used..
At 8:00 am this guy walked along the north side of the ravine and gave me some ok shots but nothing that was the home run.
For the first 20 years of my whitetail career I used a CVA Hawken 50 cal iron sights during our muzzle load season. So knowing that game very well I know if I’m going to pull the trigger it has to feel right.
He bedded down 40 yards from me in some marsh grass and it ended up being a serious waiting game.
If I wasn’t shooting the old patch and round ball and had the non traditional “muzzle loader” this deer would have been dead thousand times over in his bed.
I had my gun on him for an hour and a half waiting for him to stand up and give me a good shot. My fingers froze probably 20 minutes in. Still kill.
He was so close and alert I could not move which made it a unreal intense chunk of time.
Ended up shooting him two feet from his bed with a 3/4 away shot.
Split second shot.
2013 has been a fantastic year.