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Mitch Fowler’s 8-pointer

October 30, 2010

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Scorable Points: 8

Kill Date: 2010


Season: Bow

It was a evening I wanted to go to this other section of woods. But my dad said that he didn’t think it would be good, so I went with him and he told me to sit on this shelf on the side of a ridge. I went to where he told me. I got set up and was ready at 3:30pm. So I’m sitting there thinking nothing is going to be moving because of the heat. Well at 3:45 pm, I was texting my buddy to try and pass some time. Then I hear some rustling in the leaves so I’m thinking that it was a squirrel. I looked and I see a spindly 8-point on the other side of the valley.

Then at 4 o clock I hear some rustling on my side of the valley and I was txting my buddy that just seen a 8pt and I look at this rustling noise and its this buck. As soon as I seen it I knew I wanted to shoot this one. So by the time I put my phone away and got my bow in front of me, this buck had gone about 75 yds. He was moving pretty fast. I got the bow in front of me and drew and waited for him to get in front of me. Then i blated at him. He stopped 10yds and he was a little bit quartering away. So I put my pin a little back and let my arrow fly. I sat there and watched him go out of sight

My dad told me to get out of my tree stand and look for my arrow. Well I had to wait for like 20 minutes because I was shaking so bad. But I never found the arrow. So I asked him what i should do he told me” get your stand down and get every thing ready and wait till 5 to start traking him. So I did what he told me.

At 5 I went to where I hit him and no blood. Then I went to where I last seen him and thank God, there was blood everywhere. Well, the deer went to the bottom of the valley.

This is the first buck with a bow. And there are only 2 things I cant thank enough…. My dad and the Lord.

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