We keep talking about that. When he texted me he shot. I got rite-off stand. When I got to the house he texted me he was sure he missed. I was off stand and encouraged him to stay because, ....You never know.
I knew that deer wasn’t coming back! I tried to reassure him by saying the deer only heard a loud noise and nothing bad happened to him. I knew that was BS.
Got in a stand close to the house and heard him shoot again.
The Next day when my son dropped me off and “that” went down. He returned the favor And said well, he might come back. I humored him and said we’ll look for blood at dark. (His crazy event was in my mind).
when that doe hit the plot and stared at where my son drove the side by side away, I thought nooooo, waaaayyy. But yeas way.
I told my brother to go to this stand this afternoon but he said, he isn’t coming back...
Turns out he never left. Found one of our hot does and stayed.
here’s where it gets weird. My son said let me drive you to the stand in the side by side. I took him up on it.
grabbed my gear out of the back and a doe and fawn walked out in the clover 80 yards away. I told him to run them off so they didn’t see me get on stand. He did and turned around gave me a fist bump on the way by and I started for the stand. A few steps in I look up and he’s bolting across the field after the does. I let one fly, my sons jaw hit the steering wheel and we said “did that just happen”. Deer ran into the timber.
We Didn’t even go look.. I told my son if I hit him we’ll find blood at dark. If I missed and that doe was hot she might come back and bring him.
texted a friend about the whole incident while I was on stand and said Donald Trump has a better chance of winning re-election then I do having this deer return.
I have to tell you it was nice texting him later and telling him “the Don is going to win.”
had to watch him for 30 minutes while his doe fed and I refused to try and tread a needle through the small branches in the way.
He didn’t want any parts of that plot. Ended up 15 yards in front of me with 30 mph winds from him to me.
tape says 168” he has crazy mass. What a Covid year for my son and I.