One year I was hunting from this permanent wood stand. Two days in a row I saw this 9 pointer pass about 50 yards away. So I put a hanging stand where I thought I saw this buck traveling.
So I’am sitting in this stand and I look down the trail at the ol’ wood stand, theres my 9 pointer sniffing the edge!
Being archery season I didn’t have a shot.
I could’ve yanked out my hair!
I tried to grunt him in, but I see him head up the hill to a bedding area. He didn’t seem interested in my calling, it was pretty early in the season so the rut really hadn’t kicked in yet.
So I am sitting there when all of a sudden I see this flock of small birds coming my way.
I think they where black and white finches but I am not sure thats what you call them.
So they ended up landing on me, I was fully camouflaged.
I had 2-3 on my bow a couple on my legs, and one on my head!
They where just singing and chirping away !
It was one of the coolest things that ever happened to me !
I really felt like I was a part of nature!
I think I even shed a tear of joy.
All of a sudden they just went silent and took off all together!
Then a few moments later this hawk came swooping by me just a few feet away!
I think I could actually hear him breaking the wind as he flew by !
I am like fly fast little birds!
They where out of sight so fast I don’t know if he got one or not!
Thats what I like about hunting, you never know what yer’ gonna see!
Anyway I never did get that 9 pointer in archery season.
I went to that old wooden’ stand the first day of rifle season, all I could think about was my little bird friends.
I look up at about 7:30 and I see my 9 pointer, I took him down with my fathers 30-06 (my dad had passed away a few years earlier).
I got out of the tree and walked up to my prize.
As I got ready to take care of him, I heard chirping and singing.
I look up in this pine tree, theres my little black and white birds!
I got a chill down my spine !
Now every time I see those little black and white birds I smile and say” Hello my friends !”
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