Northern Woodlands Whitetail

Year: 2007
Weight: 194Age: 3.5 years
Weapon Used: BowScore: - 0/8
Location:
Northern Woodlands Whitetail

My first bow kill, public state land in ohio.i had several encounters with this buck he would hang up out of range,never give up good shot position,come in only after several other deer were around (hard enough to come to draw on one pair of eyes let alone 8 or 10)  But finally in mid december, and after 6-8 inches of fresh snow it all came together I introduced him to a 100 grain muzzy and ruined his day.. myself always having been a gun hunter, usually hunting the shotgun season here in OH., and rifle season in northern MI. I had never hunted an individual deer like this,  so hunting and killing this buck like that for me.. was one of the most amazing things i have ever experienced..  that has had a profound effect on what hunting is and means to me ..thank you for allowing me to share this story and hopefully many more with everyone here on Whitetail slam….Good hunting!!

Northern Woodlands Whitetail

Year: 2015
Weight: 186Age: 2.5 years
Weapon Used: BowScore: - 0/8
Location: Delaware County, Ohio
Northern Woodlands Whitetail

I was hunting public land in Delaware, OH, and had been hanging out in the stand about two hours.  I was about to climb down when antlers came around a tree in the distance.  This buck came on a string towards my tree no doubt following the doe scent I had been misting.  At about 20 yards from my tree he started veering around to the right.  As he was passing behind a tree I was able to draw my PSE and waited until he stopped.  Everything else happened in slow motion…from the leap into the air to the mule kick landing has replayed in my head thousands of times!  He trotted about 35 to 40 yards and up the side of a pond bank; swayed halfway up and tumbled back to the bottom not more than 30 yards from my stand.  This was my first bow buck, and I couldn’t be more proud!!!

Southeastern Whitetail

Year: 2016
Weight: 153Age: 2.5 years
Weapon Used: RifleScore: - 0/8
Location:
Southeastern Whitetail

Shot this buck New Year’s weekend in Clarke County Alabama.  This day I was hunting with my Browning BAR Safari II in 270 Win. with 130 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip handloads.  I was snoozing in the stand and woke up as the spike I was waiting to cull came through, and he never presented a shot.  Ten minutes later this guy came through.  I was so happy that I had waited; at least until another ten minutes after the shot, and a huge 10 point walked out just as I was exiting the stand to get a close up of this buck.  I was SICK!!!  Oh well…there’s always next season.