Merrill Jett - 2005 Whitetail Deer
In the fall of 2005 I hunted with Wild Kakwa
Outfitters for trophy Whitetail Deer
I hunted for 3 days and saw 8 bucks, 20 does and 5 moose. The third
day of my hunt I was sitting in my stand and around 9:30 a doe walks
out. About 1/2 hour later out of the corner of my eye I see a large
bodied deer but could not get a shot. I repositioned myself so if
he came back I could shoot him. I reached down to my pack to get
my call and try to grunt him in but the string broke and my pack
fell to the ground.
Then I saw another large bodied buck on the same trail. I sat in
my stand for a little bit more but I needed to see how big the tracks
were. I climbed down out of my stand and checked the tracks. They
were big so I turned around to walk back to my stand and saw a a
deer moving into the woods. I couldn't catch him in my scope so
I walked back to my stand and started eating my lunch. I was standing
at the base of my stand when I saw the same 8 point big bodied buck
walking towards me. I decided not to shoot him and continued to
eat my lunch. I saw something move out of the corner of my eye,
I turned and almost choked on my sandwich, a big 10 point was standing
15-20 feet away looking at me. I grabbed my 270 Savage, clicked
the safety off and shot him behind the front leg. He ran 30 feet
and stopped between 2 trees so I shot him again. He ran across the
cut line and I shot him a third time. I waited 5 minutes and started
looking for blood but could not find any. My guide Brandon came
to check on me and said "3 shots! Where is the deer?"
We found blood and you know the rest of the story.
PS. All 3 shots were good ones.
Merrill Jett, Georgia - 770-815-5846
Wild Kakwa Outfitters
RR 3 Site 3 Box 13
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada T8V 5N3
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