View Full Version : My best buck ever,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

07-26-2011, 05:03 AM
I killed this buck in 1981 near Sheridan, AR. He was only my second bow kill and probably my deer of a lifetime.

It was actually the luckiest kill I've ever made. After hunting a tree stand from sunrise until about 1pm and seeing nothing I started the long walk out to my Mothers house. I would scout a few locations along the way and often just stop at oppertune places to watch and listen.

As I approached an Ammonia Pipeline right of way from the East that ran N to S I stopped to look up and down to see what was going on. About 5 minutes after stopping there this buck stepped out of the woods on the W side about 80 yards N. I was stunned and if he had not done exactly what he did next I would of had no shot at him that day. He stood there surveying the surroundings much like I had been. After what seemed like a lifetime he crossed the Pipeline and turned S. While he very liesurely made his way S along the edge of the trees it was obvious he was oblivious to me and had been under no pressure. I was frozen and thinking 1000mph of what I could do. He was facing me and coming my way. I just knew if I moved he would be gone. PURE LUCK, about 20 yards before he got to me he stopped, looked around, turned W and crossed back over the Pipeline. As he trundled across the Pipeline I raised and slowly drew my Pearson 4400 Mag and hoped he would stop for just an instant. As he got to the middle of the right of way he turned slightly to the S and stopped. He looked S down the Pipeline and then turned his head to look N. He was nearly broadside looking away at 42 paces and I let that XX75 and 3 bladed Wasp go. It was like slow motion as that arrow reached him and passed thru exactly where I had aimed. Man, he tensed and bolted directly away to the W. I nearly fell out as the adrinalin hit me and let out several yells that were probably heard for miles.

Almost immediatly I went to where he was standing to try and pick up a blood trail. It wasn't hard, there was plenty of blood. I started looking for the arrow because I just knew it had passed thru. After a few minutes I gave up on the arrow and slowly set out after him. The blood trail was heavy and within 60 yds I had my buck. What I was looking at just blew me away. This is the stuff that hunters are made from. I've taken a few deer since then but none that compare to him.

Hope you don't mind the long winded post but I doubt I'll ever get tired of telling this story.



Arrow Splitter
07-26-2011, 05:10 AM
Well done. A great story and a great buck.:cool::cool:

07-26-2011, 07:29 AM
Congratulations on a Nice buck, sure is nice to be in the right place at the right time. Ever find that arrow? :D

07-26-2011, 09:10 AM
There was a good bit of luck involved for sure. Just not enough for him. I didn't ever look for that arrow again but I did spend a lot of time looking for his big brother. No luck with that but being there is half the fun for me. :)

07-26-2011, 04:31 PM
Very nice buck! :)

07-26-2011, 05:17 PM
Congrats on a really nice buck. Good story to go along with it. A story and buck to really be proud of.

07-26-2011, 07:01 PM
good lookin buck and a story to match

07-26-2011, 07:05 PM
Nice buck and a great story.

07-26-2011, 08:13 PM
Nice buck and cool story,thanks for sharing.

07-27-2011, 03:17 AM
Thanks guys.

I'm sure most of you know the excitement and memories something like this kill can create. I grew up in a hunting family on both sides and am thankful for it. A lot of my memories of both my deceased Grandfathers revolve around some sort of hunting experience. I can jabber for hours about them. Deer, ducks, rabbits, squirrels, frogs, you name it, we hunted it then Momma, Granny and Mamaw cooked it up. God Bless them all for what they did for me on every level. Enough of that smushie stuff.

My name is Mark and I am a hopeless, unrepentant huntaholic. :)

07-28-2011, 03:31 PM
Good Buck,good story,congrats.

08-02-2011, 04:49 PM
very nice buck! you know its a good story when you can envision yourself and actually feel the adrenalin going. thanks for that.

08-02-2011, 05:16 PM
Awesome deer! Good story and wonderful picts. good job.

08-03-2011, 05:08 PM
Man that was a great story. That is a fat rack, jack.

08-08-2011, 05:11 PM
Nice buck fer sure !!!!!!!!!!!! What a great day that was

08-09-2011, 06:30 AM
Thanks again folks. He puts a big grin on my face every time I go in the man cave. ;)