Northern Woodlands Whitetail

Year: 2016
Weight: 0Age: 3.5 years
Weapon Used: CrossbowScore: - 0/8
Location: Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Northern Woodlands Whitetail

I took this buck on public PA State Game Lands 036 in November of 2016.  My family has a cabin bordering the Game lands and we were there to try and take advantage of the rut during Pennsylvania’s archery season.  I was “still” hunting from the ground in a small valley.  Early in the morning I had a doe being chased by a young buck come within 5 yards of my position.  In my mind I thought, “here we go…this is good!”  I sat down and waited to see what would follow.  Throughout the morning I had observed five other bucks, three of them legal, but none within bow range.  They all were searching for the hot doe.  At approx. 1130 hrs I elected to move on as there had been no activity for over an hour.  After working my way through the woods I caught some movement coming from my right.  I was in a stand of thick slash and could only see antlers, and there were a lot!  I immediately went to one knee and readied for a shot.  The deer was out of range, but quartering towards me with his nose to the ground.  I did two quick grunts with the grunt tube and he stopped.  He whipped his head up and looked in my direction.  I could tell he was not happy hearing the grunts.  He began posturing and started my way!  He came to within 30 yards and lost interest.  He placed his nose back to the ground and turned broadside, providing me a perfect shot.  I stood up and shot.  He “high kicked” walked a few steps and laid down.  After 20 mins. I ventured over and it was all over.  11pts, over 200 lbs and approx. 140 inches all on public land.  Needless to say, I was ecstatic!

Northern Woodlands Whitetail

Year: 2016
Weight: 227Age: 3.5 years
Weapon Used: CrossbowScore: - 0/8
Location: Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Northern Woodlands Whitetail

I took this buck on public PA State Game Lands 036 in November of 2016.  My family has a cabin bordering the Game lands and we were there to try and take advantage of the rut during Pennsylvania’s archery season.  I was “still” hunting from the ground in a small valley.  Early in the morning I had a doe being chased by a young buck come within 5 yards of my position.  In my mind I thought, “here we go…this is good!”  I sat down and waited to see what would follow.  Throughout the morning I had observed five other bucks, three of them legal, but none within bow range.  They all were searching for the hot doe.  At approx. 1130 hrs I elected to move on as there had been no activity for over an hour.  After working my way through the woods I caught some movement coming from my right.  I was in a stand of thick slash and could only see antlers, and there were a lot!  I immediately went to one knee and readied for a shot.  The deer was out of range, but quartering towards me with his nose to the ground.  I did two quick grunts with the grunt tube and he stopped.  He whipped his head up and looked in my direction.  I could tell he was not happy hearing the grunts.  He began posturing and started my way!  He came to within 30 yards and lost interest.  He placed his nose back to the ground and turned broadside, providing me a perfect shot.  I stood up and shot.  He “high kicked” walked a few steps and laid down.  After 20 mins. I ventured over and it was all over.  11pts, over 200 lbs and approx. 140 inches all on public land.  Needless to say, I was ecstatic!

Northern Woodlands Whitetail

Year: 2016
Weight: 150Age: 2.5 years
Weapon Used: RifleScore: 87 - 3/8
Location: Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Northern Woodlands Whitetail

Remington 721. 270.
One shot into spine.