Heather Adams, OH
I was sitting in my climber with my husband on opening evening in northwest Ohio. My husband had told me that day that he had seen a decent buck do a scrape the night before on the fencerow, so we decided to climb a tree in the fence- row that night.
At about 6:00 p.pm the decent 8-pointer came under the stand and I was drawn back on him and could not see through my peep sight so I had to let down. He rummaged around under our stands for 20 minutes and never presented another shot. We had a bunch of does come and go underneath us, and then, at about 7:00 p.m., I had a bigger 8-pointer come out of the corn and take its time rummaging around behind a big tree for 10 minutes.
This deer was to the right of us. I heard a rustling to the left of us and thought that it was a doe eating the wheat. I kept checking both sides to see what was making all of the noise to the left of me.
The nice 8-pointer finally stepped out into a clearing and before it presented a shot, I noticed the deer to the left of me. It had just stepped out into the wheat field and was a big 10-pointer. The deer was slightly quartering away at 30 yards. I drew back and watched my arrow smoke the deer.
The deer took off on a dead sprint, stopped about 50 yards and started to sway. Then it took off on a mad dash for the fence row about 100 yards from our stands, where we later found him. I wasn't sure exactly how big he was until I walked up and saw the he was a 10 point buck.
My buck has a 17-inch inside spread with a green score of 142 0/8 gross and net score of 133 7/8. This is only the third year I have been bow hunting and my second buck with a bow, which now will proudly hang on my wall.
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