15. November 2008 12:49
My brother Jason was at one time a die-hard hunter. Don't get me wrong, he still hunts hard but over the years he has shifted his main focus from whitetails to tournament bass fishing. Most seasons these days he doesn't find his way to his deer stand until the end of October, just in time for the best action of the year. This year was no different. His first day in stand was November 4th and he was covered up in great movement from day one. Over his 4 day season he saw multiple good bucks as well as a host of yearling bucks and does.
On November 7th Jason connected on this nice 8 point buck. This is my brothers second biggest buck, his best with archery tackle. He took the animal with a 200 pound Horton Super Blackhawk crossbow.
Jason was sitting in a lock on stand that we had set 2 seasons prior, although this was his first ever sit in this stand setup. The set is located on the Northeast corner of a green field, just South and West of two major doe bedding areas. With 45 minutes of shooting light left Jason caught the blocky body out feeding in the hay field. A short series of grunts from his True Talker later, the buck made a straight line for Jason's position. A 30 yard shot and the buck fell in sight. He made it 75 yards in those few short seconds and then all was again quiet. This buck has come to be known as the "overbite" buck as you will see in a photo to follow.
Not bad for 4 days work!
Here you can see the large over bite the buck has.