I'm fortunate that this year with the reduced deer tags in most areas and shorter hunting seasons, that in my archery area we are still allowed antler less tags. I did some scouting with a friend tonight and since we had and hour and a half before dark after finishing our scouting, we headed for a couple other properties we hunt. He dropped me off at the field that I harvested my buck the other night. I checked my trail cam and again not a single picture, so with a good wind I decided to try my luck in the stand I shot my buck from the other night. Well half an hour before dark a few deer step on the field from an area totally unexpected 100 yards away. They get spooked by something in the bush by them and where do they run? Straight towards me! They stop and feed about 40 yards away, not a shot I wanted to take so I waited. Then to my surprise and happiness they start walking across the field towards my exact location. I get the APA bow raised, draw back as I'm shielded by some branches and leaves, she steps out from behind the branches into the open at a distance of 20 yards. I release the arrow and hear that awesome whack sound! She runs about 30 yards into some willows. I waited 15 minutes and went to find her, the soaked arrow was stuck in the mud for a complete pass through and the deer was laying 5 feet inside the willows. I know some guys don't get excited about does and doe pictures, I have friends that are totally against shooting does, but it's just as satisfying as a buck is for me and tastes just as good to me and my family and friends that love deer meat.! Sorry about the poor picture quality it's just off my phone from out in the field.
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