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The track I was following merged right
into the pack. The afternoon light was
fading, so I circled the area of tracks in
the general direction I had been heading and found a single set of tracks.
These tracks were heading into thicker
cover. I came to a small opening and
found where a deer had bedded. Things
were getting a little more exciting. The
tracks left the bed at a walking pace
and were now discernible tracks instead of
depressions. I kept
following, but at
a much slower
rate. The deer
was moving
at a walk, so I
knew I hadn't
jumped it.
I took my
rifle off my
shoulder and
carried it at the
ready.
After another
150 yards, I came to a
second bed. Once again the tracks
left the bed at a walking pace, so I figured the deer had no idea I was trailing
it. I slowed my pace even more. The
tracks were meandering, and I could
see where the deer had been feeding on
the underbrush. Occasionally the deer
would go through low brush, where I
would have needed to crawl to follow
it. I would circle around and pick up
the tracks on the other side. The woods
were completely silent. Visibility was
maybe 100 feet where the forest was
somewhat open, and about 10 feet
where it was thickest.
I turned sideways to get through
some brush and came into a small
opening. Something caught my attenJUNE 2014

tion to my left. I turned my head and
the buck stood up, and he was close. I
saw immediately he was legal. He was
broadside to me and not looking in
my direction. I pushed the safety off
as I brought the gun to my shoulder.
I then flipped open my scope covers,
which made an audible click. He
jerked his head and stared straight at
me. I got the scope to my eye, and
although it was cloudy,
I could see through
it. Before he could
bolt, I shot and
he collapsed in
a puff of snow.
I pushed the
safety back on
and ejected
my .280
casing.
I counted
my steps as I
walked up to
him, and after
12 steps I bent
down and lifted
his head out of the
snow. He had 8 points and
a 14-inch spread. A nice buck, especially for the last day. I was thrilled as
I turned my radio on and told Dad, "I
got him!"
"I heard the shot," Dad replied.
"When I catch up with you, I'll give
you a hand."
I checked my watch, it was 4:35.
I filled out my tag and began fielddressing when Dad arrived. I told him
the story as I completed my work, and
then showed him where I was standing
when I shot.
"I believe this qualifies as a fantastic
finish," he noted.
My smile conveyed agreement.
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