Hunter hunting along a marsh

Neil Wilson


  • Date Taken: 11/19/2021
  • Time Of Day: Morning
  • Method: Rifle
  • County: Hillsdale County
  • Property: Private
  • Type of Photo: Deer

Doubled up, 10 minutes apart. At about 8:15am a doe leaves the woods entering into a field with a 9 point buck in tow. They are only 30 yards to my right. As the buck turns to me and snorts, I put one in his chest and drop him where he stands. The doe darts across the field, only to circle back to check on her pursuer. While she is stomping around the 9 pointer, she is drawing out another buck. She’s not sure she wants to be in the field any longer, as the 10 pointer steps into the field she ducks back in. The second buck follows her. There was a short window, about 30 feet that the buck was going to be out of the woods. Aim fast, aim small, as his left should intercepts my crosshairs I pull the trigger. He’s hit, runs back where he came from but only makes it 30 yards. What a morning!