I could barely see his antlers through the brush. I didn't think it was a big deer at all, but something made me grab my bow just in case. I still couldn't make out the deer, and thinking that it was one of the smaller deer on the farm, I decided to hang my bow back up. Just as I made a move to do so, I noticed that it was the "split brow buck."
He was at 25 yards. He started walking right at me, and I drew back instantly. I had to draw right then or I knew that my chance at this big buck would be over. I quickly peered through my sight and let the arrow go. I watch the arrow make a good shot, a little back, but definitely a good shot.
We decided to back out and look for him in the morning and after a long sleepless night, we were able to locate the buck only 100 yards from where I shot him. All the long hours of planting food plots, trimming stands, checking trail cameras, and monitoring our deer population finally paid off. And the best part, this was the fourth "Booner" my brother, father and self have shot on our farms in the last three years. The next one...my daughter says...is hers.