Short Sweet Deer Hunting Opportunities

I was thinking the other day about my brother-in-law and a big buck he harvested behind our houses. It was a little late evening deer hunting adventure. I wanted to do a article on last minute deer hunting opportunities. We have all heard the stories about the guy that was running late or had to catch a plane or whatever. Then the hunter ends up getting a monster at the last minute. It just goes to show you if you get a chance to get after those big bucks even if it’s the last few minutes before sun down, do it. One afternoon I had decided to go back behind my house deer hunting.

Deer Hunting Opportunities

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Mark harvested this buck on a late afternoon one of the deer hunting opportunities behind our houses.

It was a 65 acre piece of land that was beautiful hardwoods and pastures. I headed back to a nice logging road that had several trails crossing it and I set a stool out and waited. Well I had been there about an hour or so when I heard something coming. Low and behold here comes my brother-in-law Mark and he is coming to hunt the same area that I was at. He didn’t know I was back there. So he comes up and we talk for a second and then he walks off headed to the other side of the tract. By this time it is getting pretty late and it wouldn’t be long before dark.

The Shot

About 20 or 30 minutes later I heard Mark shoot. And I’m wondering what he got. So after a little while I head over and find Mark and he says he has shot a nice buck. Sure enough when we got over to him it was a great Georgia buck. And it all happened on a hunt that lasted probably less than an hour. Mark easily could have said the heck with it there’s not enough time to hunt. But this just shows if you got daylight even the least bit you got a chance. I know one thing for sure you got a better chance on a short hunt than you do sitting on the couch. Mark got his biggest buck ever on a hunt that was short and sweet.

I have heard many stories like Marks that were short yet sweet. If you get a chance to do a quick hunt you might want to think twice about not doing it. It could be the best hunt of your life.


3 thoughts on “Short Sweet Deer Hunting Opportunities”

  1. You just never know what a hunt is going to have in store for you, and you won’t find out unless you get out there. Some of my best hunting experiences have occurred on days where I almost didn’t get out of bed due to the weather, or thought I didn’t have enough time to make the effort to get out there.
    My buddy busted his best buck of all time 5 minutes after the land owner was standing under his tree stand, yelling up to him asking if he had seen anything. He almost got down, and ended the hunt because he thought the hunt was ruined. Just goes to show, you never know what might happen…

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