Whitetail Hunt

Hudson B – Whitetail, November 15, 2015

Name: Hudson B
Date of Hunt: November 10, 2015
Location of Hunt: West Texas
Animal Hunted: Whitetail Deer
Were you successful?: Yes!
Weather, Wind, and Conditions: Overcast, No wind and About 55 Degrees

Interesting Details of the Hunt: Not a Buck of a Lifetime, but a Buck to Remember

Not a Buck of a Lifetime, but a Buck to Remember
Not a Buck of a Lifetime, but a Buck to Remember

On November 10, 2015, I woke up to the last day of a deer hunting trip in west Texas with my dad. A few days earlier I had shot a doe and my dad had shot a small cull buck. Up to this point, we had only seen one buck really worth shooting, but it was too dark to get a good shot. Anyway, I got out of my bed, whipped on my hunting clothes, grabbed my rifle, hunting pack, and a bottle of Code Red Doe Estrus Scent (cheap version of Code Blue made from more than one deer). My dad and I had talked about using doe estrus scent the night prior after we had seen a couple spike bucks chasing around some does.

Around 6:00 AM, I was dropped off about a quarter of a mile away from my blind so that the deer wouldn’t be spooked by our truck and so that when I was within 150 yards from my stand and the corn feeder, I could pour the doe estrus on some mesquite branches. When I arrived to my blind, I loaded up my gun, chambered in 270 Winchester, with the 140 Grain Nosler Ballistic Tips that I had hand-loaded about 2 weeks prior.

At around 7:15 after sitting and waiting for about an hour, I saw a buck trotting in to my left side about 40 yards away. I wasn’t quite sure how big he was at first, so I let him trot about 20 more yards; then I saw that he was a tall and narrow 10 point—the same buck that our hunting buddy had seen 2 nights earlier! I pulled up my rifle and sent 140 grains of lead his way. It was sold hit! The buck hopped and ran about 30 yards into the brush and dropped like a rock. The bullet had hit his left shoulder, hit both lungs, nicked his heart, and blew out his right side. This was my first buck, definitely not a monster buck, but it is a buck that I will always remember.
Hudson B-Whitetail, November 10,2015

Bullets Hudson hand-loaded for this hunt.
Bullets Hudson hand-loaded for this hunt.

Hudson B-Whitetail, November 10,2015

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