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Story and Photo by Richard Burt
Well a storm came through last night, and it's about 15 degrees cooler this morning than it was yesterday, so I was hoping that might stir things up.
Within 5 minutes of getting into a stand, a deer came by - it was still too dark to tell, but it excited me nonetheless. One more came through shortly after, and then came the sun...
10 minutes after sunrise, a spike came in and muddled around for about 5 minutes. Shortly after, came a pretty decent 4x4. Next, came my 2007 bow buck.
The nice 5x4 slowly trotted in from the north through the trees, stopped and went up on his hind legs to make a scrape. He started biting on branches, kicking the dirt under him, back to the branches, etc... for about 3 minutes. Finally, he turned away to get a different angle and I was able to draw. I held for about 30 seconds until he turned back broadside, and I let the arrow fly - WHACK - I knew I hit him good.
30 minutes later, I climbed down, found little blood, but could see antlers sticking up above the CRP grass west of the trees. I walked up to him, and found what might be my 2nd straight Pope & Young entry. I later measured him at about 129", after 60 days he'll be officially scored - I've got my fingers crossed.
Tags: Whitetail Deer, Bowhunting, Trophy Buck, North Dakota, Richard Burt, Pope and Young Club