by Don Wilkinson
My name is Don Wilkinson and I am from Saline Mi. I have been
hunting for the past 37yrs of my life, but about 8yrs. Ago I
was granted permission to hunt on this farm. Good hunting and
lots of Deer. My boys and I have lots of fun since we are the
only ones on this property. The only thing is that I always
have to let a few good ones go so that they can come back as
trophies or get shot elsewhere.
I am a whitetail hunter and 3yrs ago on a hunting
expedition with my second son Curtis I had the misfortune of
an accident. My tree stand broke and I fell and broke my back.
After UofM fixed me up I do still have some nerve pain but that
does not stop you from doing the things that you like to do
Two years ago I met a good luck charm and 3mths
after she woke up one morning and told me that she had dreamt
that I had shot the big buck and that it was a nine point. Now
she does not know much about hunting but she is learning fast.
Two days later I decided to go hunting on that
cold Saturday morning, she wished me luck and I left. After
being on my tree stand for two hours, I heard a noise as of
a pay train in high speed. I looked through the brushes in the
direction of the noise and saw this buck heading my way. I pulled
back my bow and when the time was right I aimed and released
the shot he just dropped in his track and fell onto the ground.
WOW I looked down
at him and I just sat there for awhile, took out my cell and
called my sweetheart at home to info her about my take down
she was ecstatic. My last son Daniel and my sweetheart came
down to help me since it was a bad pain day for me. When she
saw the buck she said “Honey this is the big boy that
I dreamt.” She kept saying “oh my god.” I
gutted the deer and all three of us dragged him out of the woods.
He was a 9pt and weighed 214 lbs dressed out and scored 147.
Now this is not the end, again one morning she
woke up and told me that I will have the luck of taking down
an unusual buck who will be standing out in the fields with
three does with him and she describe him as a Christmas tree
(the rack) . One week later I came home early and decided to
go hunting, I had just gotten onto my tree stand when I saw
this buck just standing out in the field waiting I smiled to
and pulled back my bow and released he ran for about 30yds and
fell. He was an unusual 11pts and weighed 145lbs, dressed out
and scored 145. They are both hanging over the fire place and
are now known as “Big Boy” and “Christmas
Tree thanks to her dreams and my perseverance to go hunting
pain or no.
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