American Hunter - November 2016 - 48


deer movement is a scheduled event.
My lungs ached as I reached a canyon
that bordered the private-land fence. At
this point, the juniper jungle was broken
down into scattered clumps. I could
already see the rumps of deer across
the expanse browsing on the hayed,
private pasture. A quick scan with my
Nikon revealed the rooster buck wasn't
amongst them. I belly-crawled to peer
farther into the canyon depths below. Big
ears and white rumps appeared-it was
a group of does staging to be next in line
for the hayfield bonanza.
Easing up even higher on my elbows,
I spied antlers. It was the rooster buck!
Slipping off my pack to minimize my
prone height, I nudged ahead for a bipodsteady shot. I dialed up the power on my
riflescope to boost my confidence and
accurately align my reticle, and I tried to
control my breathing, which was heavy
due to my jog-and because of buck fever.
Confident with the crosshairs, I
depressed the trigger. The Hornady SST
buckled the framework of the buck and
he lunged. I could hardly believe what had
just transpired: A bungled meeting transformed into a sure thing in the open-andclosed world of the mule deer. They were
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