During this special time of the year, for a brief period, the hunting opportunities are amazing. It only takes a few hours on stand to realize what I’m talking about. The onset of the whitetail deer rut is hands down the best time to be in the field. That’s why a friend of mine and I decided to take a few days off last week to see if we couldn’t harvest a couple of deer.
Andrew Arbes traveled from New York to spend the majority of the week in a treestand hunting a couple of properties in Edgecombe and Halifax County. Our first afternoon sit only yielded a few does. The next morning only a few deer were spotted and around mid-morning we decided to switch up stands. We moved to a box blind overlooking a wide lane in between a hardwood bottom and a stand of young pines. We slipped in very quietly and were only in the area about 10 minutes when a beautiful 8 point buck stepped out into the lane. Andrew got ready to shoot as I looked the buck over, making sure the buck met the harvest requirements. He easily did. Soon after that Andrew fired off a round at 70 yards that smacked the buck in the right front shoulder. After sitting for a half hour or so we took up the trail and found the buck piled up only about 40 yards from where Andrew shot him. I saw many other bucks during the remainder of our hunt but none old enough to harvest.
The buck was Andrew’s largest to date and I couldn’t be happier for him. Soon, the buck will be heading to the taxidermist and eventually it will beautifully accent his trophy wall.
I am blessed to work with an amazing group of men and women at Mossy Oak Properties. We work hard all year in the field selling thousands of acres of land across NC, SC, and VA. Most of which is used for outdoor recreation, and primarily hunting. Trust me when I say we all love to hunt just as much as you do. I believe there is no better way to spend time than with friends and family in the autumn woods and I’m incredibly lucky to be able to do so.