|Young bucks in a Royal Rumble.|
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I myself have had one encounter with a bona fide shooter, but had the wind snooker my chances on the 10-pointer nicknamed "Hightower". After setting-up for a windy morning hunt, I lightly rattled and within seconds I could hear crunching leaves. I realized things were not going according to plan when the sound trail shifted downwind. After a pause at seventeen yards, the deer took two steps from the hedgerow with his nose in the air, then after catching my scent, swirled like the wind and bolted back into the timber. Even though I only laid eyes on him for a brief moment, seeing his head-gear left no doubt it was Hightower. He is a typical ten with an 18-19 inch spread, heavy mass and G2 height of at least 12 inches.