photo of a deer killed by Chuck Lordphoto of a deer killed by Chuck Lordphoto of a deer killed by Chuck Lord

Hunter: Chuck Lord

Points: 9 (4L, 5R)

County: Columbia

Season: 2021-2022

Hunt Story

Front passed on Saturday evening and the temperature fell into the 40s from the previous mornings 60s. At 11:30 AM on Saturday morning I harvested my #2 buck, so I did not hold much hope for Sunday, considering I was going to hunt the same stand. At first light 2 does entered the food plot, and as expected they were extremely skittish. After about 30 minutes of uneasy feeding they slowly wandered off. Approximately 20 minutes later I caught movement in the small pines behind the plot. Another doe, very spooky. After considering her options she decided it was in her best interest to pass and wandered off to my left. As I relaxed again I caught more movement from the same spot, only this time it had my full attention. I but the binoculars up and immediately recognized MR #1. He circled the plot so he could get downwind, which seemed like 2 hours, but was more like 2 minutes, and as he emerged from the pines I thought he would surely hear my heart beating, he did not... As the Tikka went off he never took another step. # 1 and #2 in less than 24 hours. Never in my wildest dreams could I have pictured this, but it was real, and soon they will both be home for good.
Return to List