Hunter hunting along a marsh

John Moe


  • Date Taken: 11/30/2021
  • Time Of Day: Evening
  • Method: Rifle
  • County: Clinton County
  • Property: Private
  • Type of Photo: Deer

Last day of regular season I was caught up at work later than I wanted but my daughter was sitting in the box blind on our property. Wanting to hunt with her, I rushed home to catch the last bit of daylight. She saw a 4pt and a spike come in about 10 mins before I climbed the steps to the blind. As soon as I sat down I noticed those two small bucks watching the far left corner of the food plot. Sure enough, 10 seconds after I got positioned this nice buck walked out onto the food plot. I looked at her, asked if I could shoot this one, to which she gladly agreed -knowing I’ve waiting a long time and logged a lot of hours looking for him-, and took him out at about 130 yards. Best buck I’ve taken to this day and certainly the shortest time I’ve ever sat before shooting one! From climbing up the steps to the blind, to pulling the trigger was maybe 30 seconds. Thankful for the harvest and thankful for the antlers as well!