Truck-Buck

photo of a deer killed by Angie Abercrombiephoto of a deer killed by Angie Abercrombiephoto of a deer killed by Angie Abercrombie

Hunter: Angie Abercrombie

Points: 15 (7L, 8R)

County: Crawford

Season: 2021-2022 (Week 8)

Hunt Story

Back in the summer when we started cameras there was a special buck I was anxious to see from last year, luckily enough he was front and center very healthy. We had named him "Saturday" last year, and in November of last year we noticed he had lost his right eye, it caused us some concern of how he would compensate and survive. When we saw him on camera we were so excited and he was more impressive than last year. For 3 solid months we had pictures but only in dark hours, it wasn't until the morning of Nov. 2 we finally had him on our phone in daylight, I was sitting in another stand other side of the property. My heart dropped because I had picked the wrong stand and missed that opportunity. Needless to say I was going to hunt the stand where he had shown himself for the next few days if the wind would cooperate. The evening after and the next morning was slow and no "Saturday" in sight. That afternoon I had talked to my daughter and she said wouldn't it be great if you killed Saturday on Saturday, not thinking much about that I went early and got set up for the evening hunt. I had the usual few does and smaller bucks and that seemed to be turning into a slow hunt, light was fading and looked to my left and hope crept in my thought, I could tell there was a buck but I couldn't make out who it was. He was standing straight away from me and I needed him to move his head, finally he turned and I could see his bad eye and brow tines, then I knew it was him. What seemed like forever he finally turned broadside and I made a good shot on him. It was just crazy Saturday showed up on a Saturday. We have been so blessed to be able to hunt and watch these amazing animals, we enjoy the year-long process and it's super sweet when it all comes together, Saturday is my personal best buck to date.
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