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October 14, 2013

Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: A letter of thanks...

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Back at the stand

Mike was back in his stand at 5:10 p.m. and it only took 20 minutes before the first buck came in, the 4 point, then over the next hour, all 3 bucks from the morning were back out feeding. He heard another deer coming from the woods behind him, as he scanned the woods for the noise that’s when Mike noticed the white horns coming. He quickly grabbed his Hoyt Katera and drew back.

Back steppin’

The big bruiser was extremely cautious but finally stepped out in an open area. Unfortunately, there was one branch blocking a clean shot at his vitals, Mike needed him to take one more step, that’s all, just one more step. Instead the big 11 actually walked backward back into the woods from whence he came, Mike’s heart stopped.

Go a few rounds?

Mr. Monarch proceeded to walk around a little in the woods and then the scrub buck and him locked horns and sparred for a short time. The scrub buck deciding he had enough, backed off and walked out to feed with the big 11 right behind him.

Here we go again

Oh no, here we go again, the big 11 came out in the same exact spot at 20 yards with the same branch in the way of the vitals, really what are the chances of that. Mike held off his draw still needing that one more step. As the Monarch stood there he looked back and forth and then took that step, Mike came to full draw, placed his 20-yard pin right behind the shoulder and pulled the trigger on his release. “Thawap,” was the sound he heard as he watched his arrow disappear behind the shoulder.

The big fella spun around, ran back into the woods crashed at 40 yards, then got up went another 10 yards and made his final crash.

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