I Shoot Mathews

Sub-zero button buck Image
Location: Port Stanley, Ontario, CanadaAlbum: Whitetail & Mule DeerAnimal Harvested or Shoot Type: Whitetail

Sub-zero button buck

January 22, 2005 by Todd Ruddock

Let me first start this off by sayin to Mathews (makers of the finest bows on the planet!), THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, for puttin a bow in my hands that gives me confidence that Ive never had before!

This hunt started out on cold wintery morning with temps dipping below -25C (or -13F for my American buddies). I travelled with two of my best buds Jamey and Nick Dale to a spot Nick had recently aquired permission to hunt. I sat in my trusty chair under a pine tree and Jamey and Nick went to the back of the property to sit a ground blind. By about 9:30 A.M., starting to feel the effects of the temp. I stood up to stretch my legs, hung my Mathews Outback on the tree next to me and a couple minutes later I see 4 "does" running up from a gully straight at me. I just had enough time to get my bow in hand, clip on my release, draw, find my 20yd pin, settle the pin on the closest deer to me (which was about 5 yards), all 4 deer stopped, I released a Muzzy tipped rocket which found both lungs and the heart. The "doe" (which turned out to be a button buck) looped around a pine tree and ran right back to me and expired about 15yds from me. Turns out Jamey and Nick had enough of the cold and decided to push the steep gully towards me. Am I glad they did!!!

I also harvested a nice doe mid October, it was the 2nd time Id taken my new bow out to the bush!!!! So once again, a big thanks to Mathews for providing the best equipment out there, and a huge thanks to all my hunting pals for makin this season (and hunt) truely memerable!!!

Todd Ruddock

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