Deer of the Day - The "Hooky" Buck, Justin Ramsdorfer

19-year-old Justin Ramsdorfer decided the peak of the rut was good enough reason to play hooky from his engineering studies at the University of Pittsburgh in Johnston, PA so he headed out on November 8th for a day in the woods with his Hoyt compound bow.

The calming quiet of Justin's first hour in the stand was broke by the the welcoming sounds of branches and brush cracking and breaking behind him as a buck skirted the outer ring of the kill zone and danced to a ridge peak above.

Not content to let nature run its course, Justin put his Primos bleat call into action with a light rattle sequence chaser, hoping the tandem sounds pulled the buck in like a rattletrap to bass.

The ploy worked as the antlered one worked his way back down the ridge and came within 45 yards of Justin, but this time the buck chopped along a tram road, even closer yet, standing only 18 yards away.


A 19-year-old grunted, stopping the procession, and the Carbon Express arrow tipped with Rage flew through the air -- SLAP -- the buck was hit clean and through with a pile up happening 65 yards on down the line.


It looks like hooky was worth it and congrats on a great buck Justin!

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