So its been awhile since i posted however i got oit for a quick hunt behind my house saturday before last and saw the first chasing i saw of the year by a small buck chasing 2 does up the hill by me and then a bit later i saw the 9 point coming dirrectly at my stand across the field. He made it to about 50 yards and then a doe that had been near me walked into the field and he chased her into the swamp.
However this past saturday 11-11 even though my morning went rough do to dropping my release out of my climber at like 8am and having to climb down.. it quickly went back uphill agia. When my dad texted me saying he just hit the biggest buck of his life. I drove to the patch of STATE LAND he was hunting and walked to his stand. We jumped the buck shortly after (we had gave it plenty of time and he thought he had heart shot) we gave it awhile longer and i had him circle to the other end of creek bottom buck was headed up. Well to make a long story shorter i jumped the buck again and it circled out of the creek and wasnt going well at all and stopped just outta my sight. I couldnt get ahold of my dad so i crept up the hill and was awestruck to see the buck 40 yards infront of me fending 3 coyotes off him with his antlers! They necer knew i was there and he chased yotes away then ran another 40 yards and stopped. I decided togo back to my dad and go to truck for my bow. We got back on track because it was one of those few tracks where it was better to track him down and get anothet arrow in him. Well we did just that a short while later and put the buck on the ground. His shot had hit just maybe 2 inches low and busted a front leg. We (he) got lucky but it was a situation where we worked well as a team and got it done. We had a hell of a time trying to drag him out from a mile back in the state land and it was getting dark so we gutted him and drug him away from the pile, stashed him and covered him with debris to keep coyotes away and came back with the game cart in the morning. Very nice to have for big old 4.5 year old bucks