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LTHOUGH I STILL had a couple
of hours to go at work, my mind
already was in the woods.
Archery season had just opened, but
thus far, the weather had been hot and dry.
A front moving through that afternoon
could bring a welcome change. I expected
it to put whitetails on the move.
Where to hunt was the question.
A knee injury had limited my scouting,
leaving me to rely mostly on knowledge
from seasons past. My thoughts kept
coming back to a spot at a nearby state
forest and my instinct told me to give it a
go. But after finishing work and making
the short drive home to gear up, I took
a long look at the fields across from my
house and thought about the previous
Saturday, when I hunted there to start the
season. I saw a lot of deer that morning
that were too far to shoot, and I thought
about hanging a stand in the small strip of
woods between the fields, closer to where
they had been.
SEPTEMBER 2020	

I grabbed a set of climbing sticks and
a hang-on stand, and made the short jaunt
across the road. I picked out an oak I'd
be able to access by hugging the edge
of the cornfield - hopefully keeping me
from spooking deer - and hung the stand.
I decided to hunt here the next morning
and returned to the house to head to the
state forest.
Just then, I got a text from my son Eric,
who said he wanted to hunt, too. I picked
him up as the front was making its way
through, and even went so far as to tell
Eric one of us would get a buck that evening - a stretch since neither of us ever had
killed a buck this early in archery season.
Driving for miles on state forest roads,
we saw a few does along the way that
helped to build our excitement, then
reached the pull-off and began the uphill
trek to the edge of a clearcut where deer
often bed.
Nearing the spot where Eric would set
up, a small buck spooked from a thicket. A
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