Hunter hunting along a marsh

Margaret Minock


  • Date Taken: 11/15/2021
  • Time Of Day: Morning
  • Method: Rifle
  • Official Score: N/a
  • County: Livingston County
  • Property: Public
  • Dressed Weight: 130

Had to move my stand after bow season so my husband had a spot picked out an realized there was another hunter 100 yards from me so he told me go find a spot with good sign to put my stand in since where he wanted to go there was already a stand set up where we were going to go so i went looking for a good spot and I found a good spot with a rubline and lots of tracks with a swamp on my right which is where we were going to go originally and field I front of me and bedding on my left I found a spot I believed was going to be good fresh tracks and rubs on rubline so we set my stand 2 days ago and I sat it last night in the cold snow rain mix …. so I could mark my way in and out for opening morning I did not see anything last night so I was not sure what was roaming in the area so I went in blind sided not knowing what was near but I had a good feeling about this spot so I decided to go there this am and it paid off I had a button buck at 15 yards from my stand on my right and then less than 10 minutes later I saw him working his way towards me near that rubline he came in at 50 yards and I shot him with my brand new 450 bushmaster short barrel muddy girl pink camo addition I thought he was a 7 or 8 point and I knew he was big enough for my restricted tag so I let my gun rip and do the work it was intended for we found good blood about 30-40 yards from where I shot him but then it trickled of and was just a spot here and there but we did not give up and we found him and when we walked up I was surprised to find my state land 10 pt
I am so excited and happy ….. he is my first opening day buck and on state land let alone to be a 10 pt …..I am so thankful and blessed to have harvested 2 bucks off this state land one in early Bow he was a wierd 4 pt with 3 on 1 side and 1 on the other and one I shot one today who I thought was only a 7 or 8 but when we found him he was actually actually 10 pt the crazy part of this story is both bucks I harvested were on the same parcel of public land in a new spot with sitting each time only twice before I harvested both bucks one luck lady thankful and blessed could not have successful hu to with out the help of my husband and kids putting up stands and scouting and our friends and family for thier hunting knowledge