I love bow hunting whitetails with the aid of deer decoys. In fact, during the past two seasons I’ve filled my South Dakota archery tag with bucks that responded to decoys.
My 2011 buck was shifting his weight back in preparation for mounting my doe decoy, and my arrow zipped through his lungs just as his front hoofs were about to become airborne. At least he died with a happy thought.
I didn’t let my 2012 buck get quite as close to the doe decoy; he was about 5 yards from the fake and licking his lips when my arrow flew.
As you read this blog, I’m once again sitting over a deer decoy in SD. I guess you could say I’m going for a three-peat. Hopefully my shot will be better than that of the hunter featured in this video. Best I can tell from the slow-mo and downward angle of the arrow, the cameraman is on the ground, while the hunter is in a treestand. Watch close and you’ll see the arrow smack the decoy in the right cheek and deflect the arrow straight down. That’s one Lucky Buck.
Until next time …