Hunter hunting along a marsh

Andrew Cole

Information

  • Date Taken: 10/22/2021
  • Time Of Day: Evening
  • Method: Crossbow
  • County: Barry County
  • Property: Private
  • Type of Photo: Deer

I had dropped my range finder about 20 minutes before he made his appearance. There wasn’t anything I could do because I didn’t want to take a shot not knowing the range 100%. He walked out into the cornfield that had the head lands cut and I watched him walk off and into the standing corn. I decided that with only about 30 minutes left of light I would climb down out of my stand, get my range finder from the base of my tree and sneak about 100 yards to the edge of the corn field where I last seen him. Once I got to the edge of the field I let out a few estrus calls and waited a while and nothing. So I stood up to relieve myself and to and started packing my stuff back up into my backpack, when I turn around to take one last look there he is standing there with his head and front shoulders out of the corn. I ranged him at 40 yards, pulled my bow up and took the shot. I knew as soon as he took off running I had made a good shoot. He only ran about 75 yards before piling up. My biggest deer to date.