photo of a deer killed by Ron Brucephoto of a deer killed by Ron Brucephoto of a deer killed by Ron Bruce

Hunter: Ron Bruce

Points: 7 (3L, 4R)

County: Cobb

Season: 2019-2020

Hunt Story

Sunday morning, November 3, 2019, found me sitting in a stand overlooking a hardwood ridge surrounded by pines. The weather was cool, in the 34-degree range with a slight wind of 3 mph. The woods were calm with good activity. A 4-point buck came in around 6:35 a.m. and feed in front of me for approximately 15 minutes at a distance of 10 yards. Thirty-five minutes later, a spike buck entered the area and fed briefly before wandering into the pines. At 8:00 a.m., I spotted the buck harvested, a solid 7-pointer, on the hardwood ridge at approximately 40 yards. The buck strolled from right to left in front of my stand, paused, and looked as if he was about to drop off the ridge. I took aim and released the bolt which struck the buck resulting in an immediate thump signaling a solid hit. I listened as I heard the buck run and then crash as he fell dead. I waited approximately 20 minutes before following up and recovering the buck. I thanked God for another successful hunt and gave thanks for the animal harvested. Any successful hunt brings great joy, but a buck harvested with archery gear continues to bring a sense of accomplishment that never gets old. Thank ya Lord! 🙂
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