photo of a deer killed by Bobby Knightphoto of a deer killed by Bobby Knightphoto of a deer killed by Bobby Knight

Hunter: Bobby Knight

Points: 9 (5L, 4R)

County: Putnam

Season: 2019-2020

Hunt Story

I got in the stand about 3:30 that afternoon. Bowhunting between two food plots where fresh scrapes and rubs had started showing up. I was only in the stand for 10 minutes when a buck stepped out and started working a scrape about 90 yards away. I could see that his tarsals were dark black and streaked all the way down his legs. I grabbed my grunt call and gave it a couple of short grunts to which he paid no attention to. I changed over to a doe estrus bleat and he immediately snapped his head around looking my way. After about 10 seconds he continued working the scrape so i changed over to a more aggressive dominate buck grunt and he once again snapped his head around looking in my direction. The buck soon turned and started my way across the food plot with his ears laid back and his hair all bristled up. I slowly readied myself for the shot and at 23 yards the buck stopped giving me a perfect broadside shot. He only ran about 60 yards and piled up.
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