|On the left hillside, is a water tank. Its approximately 375 yards across the draw to the right.|
|This is looking opposite of the above picture.|
|Where the brown turns to yellow at the top is approx. 550 yards. Its 375 yards to the dark patch in the middle.|
So the next day began and we were all prepared to leave half an hour earlier than the first day and when we finally got all the kids situated, we ended up leaving at the same time (if not a few minutes later). I went back to my location from the previous day, accompanied by my sister, to see if we could get lucky and the buck I had seen might be back. No such luck, and after 2.5 hours of sitting, we gave up and went back to camp.
Later that day, I saw a small but undetermined buck run past where we camped and decided I would go for a hike through the wooded are it ran into. So 2 hours later (and about 1.5 miles) I had managed to scare off about 10 whitetail deer which I could not see which sex they were, and scattered about 50 wild turkey's into the trees. So with all that, I gave up and began hiking back to camp along the road, where I was then picked up by my fellow hunters and my dad.
For the evening hunt, we all decided to try a new area and maybe we would be able to draw out a monster buck in order to fill our tags (and freezers). So we decided to surround this one area of wheat fields and have a company (actually 2) trek through the lower end in hopes to push the deer to where my sister and her husband were and also where I was sitting (shown below). So for the next 2 to 2 1/2 hours I sat in this spot and proceeded to watch birds fight over a field mouse, a coyote (the closest of 4) pounce on and eat field mice, and about 20 does and a small 2 point walk across my path.
|There are two little rolls in the field ahead and the first is roughly between 100 and 150 yards from where I'm sitting. The first roll is where the picture below is taken about an hour from when this picture was taken.|
The location of where I shot the deer allowed for a quick gutting and then an even quicker retrieval into the back of the truck (this is the first deer I have shot in such an accessible location, as I am generally known for getting the worst location to retrieve a deer) whereupon we retreated back to camp to finish dressing down the deer. What a weekend!