(mitchell SD USA)
It was the night before opening day of deer hunting. I’m getting my gun polished and everything ready to go.
My 22-year-old brother comes home for the opening day.
I thought I was just about done packing my hunting stuff, but he told me I was forgetting something.
I replied, “like what?” he answered back to me, “Green apple flavored bubble gum.”
I gave him the weirdest look.
So we wandered into town and went to six gas stations before we found the right green apple gum.
It’s five o’clock in the morning, I get all my hunting stuff on, grab my gun and head out. Two hours later I am sitting on this big cold rock under a pine tree.
Then I am sitting there thinking its -10 below and I have been sitting here for two hours and haven’t seen a single living animal. Then I remembered about the apple flavored gum.
I take two pieces out of the pack and toss them in my mouth. Five minutes later a 6 by 6 comes walking out of the trees about 60 yards from me.
I don’t have a very good shot at this point. So I wait.
The deer is putting his nose up in the air sniffing and I start to wonder if he smells my gum.
He is walking towards me, straight towards me.
It looked like he saw me but I stayed as still as an opossum playing dead.
He is now only 10 yards away walking straight at me if I wait any longer he will be nibbling on my shoulder.
I raised my gun very slowly thinking this is a easy shot giving my self some confidence.
The buck drops.
I jump out of the tree and go claim my prize.
One week later as I am helping my grandpa get his deer, he told me if I see a giant buck take him.
I am sitting in a blind kind of kicking back because I already have my deer, but am thinking again about the green apple gum.
So I popped in a couple more pieces.
Ten minutes later a 7 by 6 walks out about 40 yards away walks straight towards me.
I raised my gun. I scope him down then I shoot.
He drops dead without a kick.
Ever since then, I have been chewing apple flavored gum I haven’t got a smaller buck then a 5 by 5!
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