The past week has been filled with highs and lows. The lowest point was when I missed a huge 3x4 mule deer buck with my bow. I have been watching him for two years and it was disheartening to watch him disappear into the canyon below. I also missed a nice three point the day after I missed him. It was rough.
I decided to switch gears and hunt elk for a few days, but I couldn't find the elk either. I hiked and glassed a lot, but ultimately I had no success finding elk.
I decided to try my luck hunting deer again and on September 11th and I killed my biggest buck to date. He is a 23 inch three point.
I don't want to give myself too much credit for this buck because my shot was less than ideal and I had to stick him in the neck with a second arrow to seal the deal. Overall, I am happy and we are having fresh steak for dinner.
If you really want to follow my hunt in more detail you can follow my thread in the Hunt Adventure Challenge titled "Hoyt in my Hand" or my 2017 Season on my www.dillonhoyt.com website where I keep my hunting journal and post more pictures.
All smiles at the Hoyt house right now!