photo of a deer killed by Sam Lightphoto of a deer killed by Sam Lightphoto of a deer killed by Sam Light

Hunter: Sam Light

Points: 8 (4L, 4R)

County: Lincoln

Season: 2022-2023

Hunt Story

I used my climber to get into position for the evening hunt. I choose a very thick area with a maximum shot of 25 yards. It was very warm, so I got into position about 5:00 P.M. I sat still reading an article on my phone, when I heard a noise behind me. It was 5:50 P.M. I looked and it was a buck with his head down eating acorns. I stood up and grabbed my bow as I turned around. As I attempted to draw, my top wheel got caught on the tree hanger. The buck was at 18 yards. I repositioned myself and drew my bow as he stepped behind a tree. I waited about 30 seconds for him to take another step. As he did, I hit the release. He reared back and took about 5 steps forward. He hesitated and then accelerated about 15 yards out of sight. I felt good about the shot, but I could NOT see the buck. I took my time getting down and put my climber together for transport. I walked over to find the arrow. I could not see any blood nor the arrow. I began to question my shot. I walked in the direction the deer went and still no blood. I walked about 15 yards and saw the left antler sticking up in the grass. I walked over to the buck and admired the beautiful animal. I thanked GOD for the opportunity to enjoy this sport and this beautiful state.
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