That's a nice bass. Dirt naps are good.
Great job!No, it's not one in the pic above but it is one we have on camera and he actually wanted that deer because of the kicker to make it an 11 point.
The coolest thing about this hunt is it actually started Thursday afternoon. I took half day at work and met my buddy for an afternoon bow hunt. We went to this location I had picked out a week ago to see what was in this area. We haven't hunted this area yet in the 4 years I've been hunting this land with my hunting buddy. I made a mock scrape and hung a drip scrape to see what we could get on camera. Thursday we went to it to pull the card and check. There were 3 nice bucks visiting the mock scrape between 5 and 6 pm daily. Cliff said, "Well, I know where you are hunting this afternoon. It's 1pm and you have plenty of time to get set up for one of those bucks." I told him believe it or not I'm not hunting here today. I'm leaving it for Noah, my son, this weekend. I'm giving him 1st crack at these deer. He was like that will be awesome if Noah can get one of these deer. Lets back out and see what happens this weekend. Well, the planned worked. It's the 1st time we have had a deer on camera and harvested it.
This is the second year in a row Noah was the 1st to take a deer off our land and he made sure he let of know. Cliff's wife said, "You two just need to let Noah hunt. He's the real hunter." Cliff and I have hunted hard with our bows the last few years but haven't had any shooters come in range or does. I had 10 different button bucks, spikes and 3 pointers with in 10 yards of my stand last weekend. If a doe would've come by I would have let an arrow fly.
Thanks, really wasn't expecting this one to show up at this stand as he had only been seen at the 2 protein feeders in the "creek bottom" section of the ranch and I got him on a transition area to our "Mesquite flats" section.He is a nice one. Do you have a mountain lion season?