This was actually a very recent hunting trip, for some of the other hunting trips I’ll have to get together with the guys and recall what exactly happened. This happened in August and was the trip that Bobby shot his 10 pointer.
Every year we go to Timmy Mead’s plantation and he sets everything up for us. He provides us with the blinds and tree stands, and feeds the dear. He also feeds us! If you like pork, he’s got probably the best pork you’ve ever had. He slow roasts a high quality pig on an open fire every night, and adds some kind of spicy cajun sauce to it, its really good. Anyways, I’m getting ahead of myself.
The first day is the check in. We all file in to Timmy’s den and greet other hunters who had made the trip. These are guys entirely souped up in camo, they are professional hunters, but sometimes they bring their kids too. Anyways, this is the day that we arrange which tree stands we will hunt in, and where they are located. Afterwards, we prep, put on our ghilie and camo suits, and head out.
Afterwards, we all get into our tree stands, and wait for 6 hours! This trip I took my son Bobby with me. He’s only 13 but he’s already shot a 9 pointer and some other does. Only one gun is allowed in a tree stand, so we basically drew straws on who would shoot first.
We really didn’t see much until we were on day 2, which was the fourth time we set up in the tree stands. It was Bobby’s turn to shoot. Well, after about 2 hours, a HUGE group of deer came out of the forest, and there was a monster buck with them. I personally thought the buck was too small to shoot(has to be at least 7 points or we get fined), but Bobby said it was huge! He offered to let me shoot, he’s a nice kid, but I let him shoot instead. He hit the buck with a perfect shot. Afterwards, we got done to find the buck, and it was a 10 point beauty! We went back up into the tree stand, and I bagged another doe. It was probably the best single hunt we had ever been on.