Hunter: Robbie King
Points: 8 (4L, 4R)
I’ve been hunting this QDM managed private property for about 14 years. This Sunday morning it was approximately 37 degrees, the wind was out of the north at approximately 5 to 10 miles an hour. Skies were overcast, and there was a lot of activity from the moment I pulled my rifle up. Approximately 40 minutes before I shot this buck, I shot a large doe. Since it was early in the morning and during the rut, I stayed in the woods. Another huge buck happened upon the dead doe that must’ve been in season because he would not leave her alone. I didn’t shoot him because he only had a half a rack. I have a great picture of him. Huge deer! Anyway the deer pictured came out to my right over a fence into an opening. Was so focused on the other 1/2-rack buck and his courtship of the dead doe. Fortunately for me I shoot left-handed and I had already had a gun in my hand and was able to get a shot off. We spend a lot of time and money on food plots, mineral pits and maintaining our roads and stands, so this was a great ROI.