Ohio Public Land Sleeping Beauty
My father and I have traveled from mid-PA to southeast Ohio for the last three years. We only hunt on public property. No guides, no bait, just us and some topo maps. On the morning of Nov. 4th, 2012 I set up shop near a water hole. After a series of grunts and rattles, I thought it would be timely to take a little snooze between the morning and afternoon movements. Much to my suprise this Ohio beauty woke me up by sniffing my backpack that contained my estrus.Shaking like a leaf, I patiently waited for him to slowly work away from me. As he walked behind some pine, I had my chance to stand, grab my Helim, and get into position. When he stepped out of the pines he was at 37 yards, broadside. I drew my Helim, and let it fly. He didn’t know what hit him, as he stood there for a few seconds. He ran 10 yards, then expired. This moment will forever be in the folklure at hunting camp, as well as be a great memory for life for both myself and my father. Thank-you to Mathews, and my Helim, for the quietness, precision, dependability, and craftmanship that was needed to make this possible.