Hunter hunting along a marsh

Michael Knutsen


  • Date Taken: 11/03/2020
  • Time Of Day: Evening
  • Method: Compound Bow
  • County: Wayne County
  • Property: Public
  • Type of Photo: Deer

He came across in front of me just inside the wood line, not giving me a shot. After he passed, I started grunting. He stopped, then made a 90 degree turn and crossed downwind of me at 40 yards. I had a small window and let the arrow fly. I am not sure what exactly happened as I couldn’t see the impact and wasn’t sure I hit him. He bounded 15 yds away out of view. I sat tight and kept glassing the direction he bounded off. After several minutes, I heard him coughing and was able to get glass on him. He was down on the ground and expired after about 10 minutes. Upon recovery, I realized I hit him directly through the neck. I have no idea if he jumped the string or if I hit brush that deflected the arrow left. Nonetheless, I was extremely excited to harvest this beautiful animal.