by William Herlth
I went out hunting with my gun and camcorder
about three weeks ago and taped a real nice 6 pointer feeding
on some pears. I could have jumped up and down in my tree stand
and that deer would have not moved away from those pears. I decided
not to shoot that deer but just enjoy watching him for a while.
My second time
out after talking to a bunch of fellow hunters gave me the urge
for some venison. I went out looking for that 6 pointer. I have
crop damage permits and in CT. that means you can hunt from Jan
1st to Oct. 31st and also one half hour after sunset. Sunset
this day was at 6:36 pm and I got into the woods about 4:30 pm.
As soon as I got into the stand I started to use my bleat can,
3 times every half hour. At about 5: 30 pm I had about twenty
turkeys come out to the field and feed. While I have not seen
deer to this point I figured I would play with the turkeys a
little bit with some mouth calls. They finally went back into
the woods. I started to get cold and told myself that I would
stick it out until 7:06 pm which was end of hunt time. I seem
to under dress this time of year every year. I looked at my cell
phone and it was 6:36pm.
I turned to look
down toward the swamp and on the trail I saw half of this boys
rack. Without any hesitation I rasied my Marlin 30/30 and took
a quater shot. He ran about 20 yards and all I heard was his
long, loud last breath. He then dropped to the ground in the
thick stuff. When I approached him after waiting a while I could
not believe what I saw. It was the biggest deer that I ever saw
in the woods while hunting and thanked that deer for comming
my way on that cold Oct day. He is at the taxidermist right now
but he dressed out at 185lbs and had a rough pope and young score
of 135. I hope you all enjoy the picture as much as I did hunting
this big boy.