I had been sitting for no more than 20 minutes and a buck came strolling in from the south. It was still fairly dark, but I could tell it was a smaller rack, which got me wondering if it was the deer Andrew hit a couple weeks before. I figured I would never find out for sure because it was about to step right into my wind, and I figured that would be the last I would ever see of him again, but that is not what happened. The buck stepped into my wind and put his nose in the air, but instead of taking off, he started heading right for me. In a matter of minutes, he was twenty yards in front of me, directly in my wind. He looked away for a brief second and I took the opportunity to draw my bow. I heard a whack and the deer took off to the north. It ran about 50 yards up the powerline and stopped, stumbled, and rolled. It was the first time I have ever seen a deer go down after shooting it with a bow (except spine shots).
Not only did this buck loose the fight with my Hoyt CRX35 but it appears it lost a fight to another buck earlier in the season because its main tine on the left side was broken off. It would have been a nice six but was a ugly five instead.
The deer had no signs of being hit by Andrew a couple week prior so I got my answer on that question, and this guy solidified the lower stand with the top stand of 2012 with three bucks and a doe (plus the one Andrew wounded).
Sex - Male
Points - 5 (broken tine)
Shot distance - 20 yards
Weapon - Hoyt CRX 35
Broadhead - Muzzy 100 grain three blade (that's right I'm back to shooting Muzzy's. They seem to do the trick)
Shot placement - through the the shoulder and out the mid section (Muzzy blasted right through the bone. You can't complain about that)
Weight - 115 lbs
Didn't have an illuminated nock on so I have no feedback for you.Stand - Lower Bank Stand