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finish out the day deer hunting.
I had briefly seen a heavy 8-point in a
thicket behind the house on Halloween
morning, about 60 yards away as it cautiously slipped through the grapevine
tangles, then vanished just as quickly.
Debbie had seen him one afternoon
in early October in about the same spot.
And I hadn't yet this season hunted
from my ladder stand on the ridge at
the upper end of my property.
With that, it was decided. I'd finish
the day in my upper stand.
I donned my camo clothing, cocked
the crossbow, and put my binoculars
in my pack.
After picking my way through the
thicket and up to the ridge about 90
yards from my house, I climbed into
the ladder stand, took a bolt from the
quiver, placed it on the crossbow rail

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and settled in to wait.
A glance at my pocket watch
revealed 4:30.
The squirrels were active, and I
wondered if I should have grabbed the
.22 instead of the crossbow.
At 4:45, I looked down past the
series of benches, and caught a quick
glimpse of a deer with its nose to the
ground on a small logging road before
it entered thick cover.
It had to be a buck, but where did
it go?
Searching through binoculars, I
spotted a rack - thick antlers with long
main beams - sticking up from behind
a downed tree.
The buck had bedded down!
It struck me as funny that the buck
would bed at this time of day.
I pulled the bleat can from my pocket
and turned it over several times.
The buck never even turned his head.
I watched the buck, but at the same
time started to make a plan of how I
could get out of my stand and back to
the house without spooking him. He
was lying only about 60 yards from
my house, and quitting time was 5:20.
If he stayed in the area, I might see
him again in the next few days.
At 5:10, I started to gather up my
gear and put my bolt back in the quiver.
I pulled the binoculars up to my eyes
to look at the buck one more time, but
he was gone!



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