Hunter hunting along a marsh

Steve Sapikowski


  • Date Taken: 11/23/2021
  • Time Of Day: Evening
  • Method: Shotgun
  • County: Jackson County
  • Property: Private
  • Type of Photo: Deer
  • Dressed Weight: 180 lbs

My hunting partners saw this deer trailing a doe a couple times which gave me a general idea of the area he was moving through. I had an old stand in the area which I have not used for several years but it was compromised, so I sat on the ground nestled into some fallen tree stumps upwind of where I thought he might be. A loud crack of two bucks engaging rang out. Five minutes later the doe appeared. Low and behold he came in behind her and that was that. Never thought I would get my buck of a lifetime sitting on the ground with plenty of tree stands on our property. Guess it doesn’t hurt to change things up when necessary to achieve success.