Today’s guest blog from our friend Dan Myers, who had been scouting and watching a tall and symmetrical 8-pointer all summer:
I wish there was more to the story, but it happened so fast there isn’t much to it.
Opening day in Maryland it was almost 90 degrees and to no one’s surprise we didn’t see much deer movement, just one little spike. The second day the temps dropped into the low 60’s with heavy rain most of the day. The rain stopped around 5:00 pm and we were in the blind by 6:20.
My daughter Lexi being a 7th grade girl, most of her evening was spent texting friends and playing games on her phone. I’ll admit that after an hour of staring into an empty bean field I was playing a game on my phone as well.
At 7:30 Lexi looked up, tapped my leg and said, “Daddy big buck.” I looked up as 2 nice bucks came busting out of the corn field and were now about 20 yards away. One buck was still in full velvet and the other was hard horned. According to all my recent trail cam pictures this was Long Brow and his summer buddy.
I told Lexi, “Top line,” referring to her 20 yard sight.
She asked, “Which deer?”
“The big one that’s standing broadside, goofball,” I whispered.
Her shot was perfect, and he ran about 70 yards and toppled over. The entire experience lasted 15-20 seconds at the most. There was no time for nerves to set in, until after the shot. We both sat and shook for 10 minutes!
I am very proud of my princess, but her taxidermy bills are starting to add up.—Thanks, Dan
Way to go Lexi, beautiful deer! The symmetrical rack scores 136.