Great Stalk and Hunt
So yesterday, Sunday afternoon, I was in the stand and started to shoot a deer from my stand. I drew back and released the arrow. As it was in flight, because of the underbrush it hit a limb and I missed the doe completely, and as you I am sure have seen, the white tail flips up and off she goes.
A couple of hours later it started to get darker and I heard two bucks sparring in the field behind me. I climbed out of my stand and worked my way to the field keeping in mind that the wind was now at my back and not at my face. I worked around the side of the field so that the wind was in my favor and the bucks were gone but about 150 yards away were 6 does bedding down in wheat that was about 3-4 ft high. I stalked very quietly around through the fringe of the woods to within 60 yards of the doe. As I was walking I saw a head pop up and I paused completely hoping not to be seen. When the doe went back to grazing I started to belly crawl the other 30 yards to get a good shot. When I was within 30 yards or so I went to my knees and full draw. I stood to my feet and whisted trying to get the deer to stand. When the deer finally saw me she stood up but was facing directly to me and I didn't have a shot. So I began to walk slowly toward her hoping to get a quarter away shot. Sadly after about 5 mins she turned quickly and ran off... I never got the shot but I have never been more excited as a hunter, to be that close to the deer and have my adrenaline pump that hard. Next time she will be mine. But I am so excited for next time. Happy hunting.
If there was a better way to stalk this deer please let me know. I would be happy to hear I could have done this better.
Last edited by sm1morgan; 10-27-2008 at 10:51 AM.