by Patrick Marion
Hi my name is Patrick Marion I just got back from Ohio where i stuck a huge 10 point. It was the afternoon of nov.5 and I was hunting public land in Vintion Ohio.
I was siting on the edge of a cutover and open woods with a hard funnel for deer. I had set this same spot the previous year and seen a real brute but never got a shot on him.
So you could say it was a long year waiting to get back up there to sit in the tree again. I got in the stand around 3 pm got situated and started my wait.
It wasn’t long be for the deer started to move. After about half a hour I had a nice 6 come out of the bottom and come 10 yds by my tree I watched him ease on up the hill knowing there were bigger deer in the area.
Not long after seen two does cross the hill side at 102 yds. Around 5:15 the squirrels on the other hill side went nuts so i picked up my grunt call hit it twice and 3 mins later he appeared walking up the hill feeding on acorns on the way up.
He stoped at 45 yds and fed for a bit and he was tearing me up on the inside. I just knew he could hear my heart beating.
After about what seemed like 30 mins but was really 5 mins he started walking towards me again.
He walked over to the edge of the cutover and started to walk towards me and get closer.
I had a Hole picked out at 25 yds and said if he walked thru it, that was my shot. And sure enough he he did.
Right beforf he got to the hole I started to draw my bow back and was so tore up i couldn’t. I had to reach up in the stars and get some where I didn’t have none and finally got it back.
I came down on him and was shaking like a earthquake had struck. I told my self 25 yds second pin and hit the release.
he bolted into the cut over about 35 yds and stopped, then started to walk again. I thought, did I miss, but I seen his tail was down then he staggered backwards, then staggered forwards a bit, then fell over.
I came unglued tied my bow up jacked down the tree and ran about 600 yds to the truck to send out a text to the guys that were hunting up there with me to let them know what just happened.
There is more that I could write on this story, hope you like it so far,
Attached some pic for you one is me and my dad with the deer.
Boy was he excited as I was.
We scored him at the house when we got him home and got rough 171.
Needless to say, I will be stoked for years to come on this buck. l
et me know what you think.