Hunter: Jim Markey
Points: 10 (5L, 5R)
It was a cool morning with a slight breeze out of the northeast. I had a smaller buck come by me around 8 a.m., and a few minutes later I was glassing the thinned pines when a doe and yearling busted me moving in my stand. When she stomped her feet and blew at me, the same buck came running back and started chasing her grunting the entire time, and then another buck joined in from the south. (I thought to myself this was going to be a good morning). After they were out of sight, I was looking over my left shoulder (north) when I saw some does coming through the pines, and a second later the antlers appeared, he was cruising with five does. The does made a small circle and brought the buck to about 30 yards from my stand. When I shot him he bowed up and ran about 80 yards, then I saw him go down. I was so excited that when I went to recover him I literally walked the wrong way, I had to go back and follow the blood trail. This was the first time I had ever seen this buck, and he is my biggest to date.