November 8th was one of those days that you just don’t forget for a long time if ever. I was in North Mo bowhunting the rut just before rifle season opened and I wasn’t disappointed when 3 nice bucks come running through corralling 3 does. All three bucks were grunting and I was breathing hard. I saw that two of the bucks were young 8 pointers, but the 10pt in the back looked like a shooter. The does finally ran directly under my tree and the bucks followed suit. Long story short I shot this buck just a few steps from the base of my tree. I shot straight down between the shoulder blades, dropping him in his tracks as the arrow passed through his spine into his vitals. Beautiful deer, great hunt!
My day was going great and could’ve gotten skunked on the evening hunt and been just as happy but that wasn’t to be. I went along with cousin and pro-staffer Ryan to video him as he tried to tag another buck. We saw a couple of deer but nothing in range. We then heard something running through the brush. We were hoping for a rut crazed buck but were also happy to see the coyote trotting through. He began to go around us when Ryan gave a few rodent squeaks with his mouth. He wheeled and came in to our tree as if on a string. Ryan made a great shot of about 25 yards as the coyote was still moving. He ran approx 70yrds before piling up. Needless to say this was a great day in the woods!