Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Iowa Deer Hunt

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to get drawn for a non-resident Iowa archery buck tag. As I write this, I'm three days into my Iowa hunt and I am having a blast! I've seen lots of deer and have seen good bucks on all three days, but haven't seen one I'm ready to take just yet.

On my first evening in the stand, I had this nice 10-point feeding in the food plot with a few does about 80 yards away. I grunted at him to try to get his attention and he looked up, but went back to feeding. So I got a little more aggressive with the grunt call and he headed right for me. He walked right under my stand and provided a perfect 15-yard quartering away shot, but I talked myself out of shooting him. I think he's about a 135" deer, and I may regret this decision later, but I feel confident that I will see bigger deer on this trip. I did get several minutes of good video and a few still images of him as well.

So, what would you have done? Would you have shot him or let him pass?

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1 comment:

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Rob, how did the Iowa trip wind up? Did you get a crack at the big one? Congrats on getting drawn for a great opportunity like that.