Rick's Last Deer Hunt By Rick Philippi
Feb 24, 2009 - 4:41:03 PM
We still had some MLD permitsfor my hunting land -- which allows us to hunt through February. I gave Robert a call last week and he and I decided to bust out to the ranch and get in a quick 2 day hunt.
We had a great hunt. On Wednesday Robert had 4 Toms come in and then right at dark he had 5 bucks at 6 yards from the Double Bull Dark Horse. We were after does on this hunt so Robert just enjoyed the sight of 5 bucks at such a close distance.
Thursday morning was slow, we did not see a thing. Thursday evening picked up.
Both Robert and I had nice Tom Turkeys within bow range. I was watching gobblers when I noticed some movement 60 yards in front of me. There were 4 mature does making their way down a trail that led within 14 yards of my Gametamer Quad Pod.
When the group of 4 does hit my shooting lane I already had the Bow Tech General at full draw. I sent the carbon Express arrow tipped with the 100 grain XP Spitfire on its way. The hit was good and the deer did not go 80 yards.