Public Land Day 9: Missouri Monster at 15 feet! | The Hunting Public

They’ve been coming up this trail quite a bit Aaron! Get an arrow! I’m on him I’m good I almost took a shot at that buck.
I had him. did you hear me say oh yeah I almost took a shot at that are you
rolling yeah I almost took a shot at that buck
but he was about 45 yards and fully alert and I had the pin on him I didn’t
know the exact range because I have my range finders in my pack and I had the
pressure on the trigger but I just didn’t feel comfortable I thought I
thought there was a high odds chance of me wounded him at that distance I’d like
to have him at 30 or 35 and in and I just I could have shot him but I just
stepped up on this bank over here you can see it and I made it maybe 10-15
feet and my guess is that that buck was asleep in his bed because I got maybe
six eight feet from him and jumped him from there and I we’ve been looking at
this spot on the map you know with the north wind where this comes down and
meets right here it’s just perfect for a buck to bed and he was right there on
the very end of it right where you would suspect a buck to be bedding at watching
out over this this river bottom I think the only reason that I was able to get
up to him is because he was asleep and he jumped out of there he had a bunch of
crap in his antlers and looked like he had a heck of a time crossing the creek
but I watched him go up into another bedding area over here I wouldn’t be
surprised if he circles downwind so we may I don’t know what we should do I
think we need to try to get him right didn’t even see me right yeah he didn’t
he didn’t know what I was at all he stood there and looked over I think what
he’ll do is he’ll he’ll go out there for a while and then here in a few hours
he’ll circle downwind and try to get back over there yeah I think so we’ll work back into the
wind here or with the wind I watched him go out across that big field but he
doesn’t know what’s going on it was right over there he jumped up
anyway right up here away from us right in there he’s gonna come back around
right through here he’s got a neon shirt and a bow he’s gonna go up to that stand and the hope is is that he’s gonna try
to get downwind of what jumped him which is me later this evening if he does he
should walk right here in front of us that’s the hope and as we’re sitting
here waiting for that to happen we look up and here comes mr. neon out of
there we heard some guys talking back in here
on the trail we’re not very far from the car at all that’s why we were very
surprised to jump that buck right there but the spot did set up well for a buck
be there there’s a big double ladder stand down here right over that creek
crossing and that guy was going straight to that stand we don’t get a shot out of
maybe he will do this buddy the Mack yeah that’s true
I’ve got him surrounded it does nothing surrounded yeah if he see if he’s got
any kind of a brain about him he’s gonna go the other direction that I seen
dumber things worked before Did that guy shoot him? the guy is climbing down he did climb down, dang it. we’d a shot that buck unless he shot him what’s that yeah that little buck it was
a buck yep come right down to it went out in
there yeah he’s a little too far for me yeah
ain’t no problem no problem at all yeah yeah there’s a
bunch dear if we saw a bunch of does right here – no problem you have a good
one That guy decided to get out just just in
the nick of time to spook that buck yeah hey there but he walked over in the
base the tree talked for a minute he said he’s only been here for several
years 5 years I think is what he said he’s killed like 17 deer out of this little
hollow which is cool you know he said he’s
gonna be in here hunting that stand all day tomorrow
and to be honest we would have never even been close to this location had we not bumped that buck it looks like a good spot to deer but not necessarily mature
buck and I don’t know that that mature buck would have came this
direction had we not spooked him got close to killing one nice
young buck was coming right for the base of the tree and I probably would have
shot him if he’d gotten here inside 25 yards but no dice that guy started climbing
down and spooked that deer and you haven’t seen the big buck come back out here
tonight and I’m sure it’s because of all the other commotion and stuff that’s
been going on I would not be a bit surprised if he’s better than the same
spot tomorrow I just have to wait and see they may be back in here
either what has been an eventful evening

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