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Satruday was opening day of gun season here in New York, Also marking the end of Archery season and the first year in the past five I have not harvested a deer with my bow. The only deer I saw saturday was a doe and not having a doe tag had to let her walk by. Sunday morning I woke up to get stoke the fire, looked out back and saw a nice buck in the dim light. As it got bright the nice buck turned into a very nice buck. I woke my wife and brother up so they could see him. He slowly worked his way across my yard and around my house following a big doe. He was a gorgeous 9 point, one of the biggest wild bucks I have seen. There was that temptation to shoot him, it was close to legal shooting time with plenty of light...

End of the story was I let him walk and filed it away as a nice memory. The only bucks I have harvested were 3 pointers. I didn't want my first big buck to be shot from the house, that just dosen't satisfy the hunter within me. Maybe I'll run into him in the woods if he lives though the week.
 
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