It was a cold Wednesday morning, a storm system had past the day before.
The temp was a easy 15 degrees less than the morning before, with the barometric pressure on the rise.
The sun had barely come up, but the woods were alive.
Already missing 2 doe the weekend before my ears were on alert.
Knowing my stand placement at the top of a ridge the thermals would take my scent well above the canopy.
Scanning the woods in every direction, my ears caught something moving to my left deep within the brush.
Waiting the sounds seemed to fade and I felt they worked away from me.
With not a chance for another thought bursting out of the stickers a big doe with her grown fawn jumped.
Before I had a chance to reach for my 15yo Mathews she was gone, escaping behind the big oaks to my right.
The fawn which was within a week or 2 of being kicked out by her mother, stopped 20 yards in front of me.
Knowing I may have another shot at the doe, I stood and readied my self, grabbed my bow and attached my release.
Watching the fawns every move I knew this was it.
She looked up at as the doe came back in front of me, standing quartering towards at 23 yards I waited.
Not wanting to gut shot her I had to wait hands beginning to shake breath beginning to deepen.
I drew waiting for her to turn, but instead she ran straight towards me, then stopped at 15 feet.
The shot was straight down hitting her spine and going through straight into her lungs and heart.
She fell grunting, you could hear in the grunt it was a good shot.
I fired another arrow to make sure she passed as fast as possible.
I knew the first shot would have been enough but I couldnt let her lay there in fear.
I thanked the universe for the meat I was able to put on the table and in the freezer.
I wasnt able to get tags last yr so didnt shoot any deer.
It feels good to be eating fresh organic meat again.
First pic is the doe i shot, 2nd pic is the doe fawn.
3rd is a button buck later that day hes around the same age as the doe fawn
I know they are closer to yearlings, but since they still are under 1yr they are fawns
Edited by dice, 11 October 2018 - 05:58 AM.