Monster Public-Land Buck
It’s 10am on a Saturday. It’s still cold and the squirrels are still out on this hazy morning. I hear some leaves rustling behind me and thought it was just them squirrels again. Then as I lifted my tired eyes over my right shoulder, I see a big body buck slowly making its way up threw a steep incline, coming up at 40 yards and closing in. He doesn’t smell me, because of my scent control clothing, but still stops to sniff the air for that ever faint scent of man. He makes a 30 yard radius walk around me from right to left and slowly walks into my shooting lanes. I had but only a small 3â shot area between two trees. As he slowly walks into the lane, he gave me a perfect broadside shot at 28 yards. My Z7 Xtreme was perfect. It released my arrow with silent, deadly, and perfect accuracy. I can see the arrow hit dead center behind his left shoulder blade.
He jumps to his right and clears the small saplings and thickets with ease. I watched it leap out of sight and wondered if in fact, I was able to do what I have been practicing all year. One shot, one kill. As I reflect on this perfect moment that the Lord had given me, I was glad I didn’t fail my Mathews Z7 Xtreme.