Hunter: Sam Nader
Points: 8 (4L, 4R)
It was a lovely Sunday afternoon. I decided after preparing for my week to go hunting. The weather was absolutely perfect. We have been after this buck for a few weeks, as he had shown up on our trail camera. I got to the stand at about 4:25. Fifteen minutes went by and a doe finally came out from the swamp. As she was crossing the field, she was looking hard into the woods for a while. Then three more does showed up running out into the field. I looked harder and he came out behind them chasing. I shot at him once he stood still, but missed. The does ran, all but one, as well as the buck. I was shocked. I was using a new rifle and couldn’t believe I missed. The one doe that stayed, however, lured him back minutes later and he stood broadside. I took the shot and down he went. It was a fantastic hunt and a great way to end the weekend. I truly felt blessed to have had a second chance.