photo of a deer killed by Gary Poolphoto of a deer killed by Gary Poolphoto of a deer killed by Gary Pool

Hunter: Gary Pool

Points: 13 (6L, 7R)

County: Macon

Season: 2023-2024

Hunt Story

I got in the stand before daylight, and at 6:20 right at shooting light a doe and spike buck came from a hardwood bottom out in the food plot. The doe started eating and the spike was under me refreshing a scrape and licking the above branch At that time the second biggest buck on our place came from behind me and ran I mean RAN the spike off and chased the doe out of the food plot. An hour later the doe trailed by the big 6 1/2- to 7 1/2-year-old buck crossed the food plot at 120 yds The buck stopped in the food plot for about 3 minutes broadside and watched the doe in the edge of the woods. I grunted at him a few times and he turned and headed my way for about 10 steps He looked back at the doe and went back to chasing. Everything was pretty calm except for a 6-point feeding under me for the next hour and half. At 9:00 I noticed movement to my left and baby boomer was standing broadside at 38 yds. He turned his head to look back in the woods from where he came. At that time I stood up and drew my bow. He turned and looked right at me, but the arrow's already on its way. He dropped about 9 inches to try to duck the arrow, but this was not my first rodeo and I had allowed for this. The arrow still hit him a little high but went through both lungs and off he went.i decided to call a dog to find this deer rather than risking bumping him and losing his blood trail. In hind sight the deer only ran 100 yards before expiring so I did not have to have the dog. I used Timmy Oiler's dog Bella. She's an amazing animal with great trainers the Oiler brothers. Would highly recommend them.
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