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My DXT comes through again in 2010! Image
Location: Deford, MichiganAlbum: Whitetail & Mule DeerAnimal Harvested or Shoot Type: Whitetail

My DXT comes through again in 2010!

October 27, 2010 by Garrett Gordon

On Friday night, the 22nd of October, I took my youngest daughter who is 6 out with me to do some scouting, since the corn had been harvested that day. We hunted from an elevated blind overlooking about 100 acres of corn stubble around two small woods. After seeing 3 smaller bucks, a doe came out of the woods to our south and started working towards the woods to our west. She was followed by a nice 8 point! After a 15 minute wait, the doe finally worked her way past our blind. Of course, the buck followed her. I ranged his path at 68 yards. I drew back, grunted to stop him, and locked in on the chest. I should note that I practice out to 65 yards, so even though this was a long shot, I knew about where to aim to hit pay dirt. I let the arrow fly, and watched as the arrow disappeared in the shadow of the woods the buck was standing against. I couldn’t see the hit, but I heard it hit, and it sounded like a soft, belly hit. He hunched and lunged into the woods, crashing away for just a few seconds. Because of being unsure of the point of impact, I left him until the next morning, and quickly recovered a beautiful 18 1/8 inch 8 point. He weighed 170 pounds dressed. My daughter was quite excited to have shared this incredible hunt with me.

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