Coop’s Late season 8 point

Dave Cooper's Late-Season Buck
Dave Cooper’s Late-Season Buck

December 22, 2016

Got back into the thumb of Michigan just in time to get out for the evening hunt.  My dad had been seeing plenty of deer so I decided to sit in his blind with his crossbow and try to fill a tag.  I started seeing deer immediately and had three does on the bait by 4:30.  I studied these does very closely trying to decide whether to take a shot or not. I decided it was too early to shoot with so much activity in the area. I ended up seeing about 25 deer total that night (not all in range).  At about 5PM I saw a large body move through the trees and out popped this 8 point.   He came into the bait at just under 30 yards and I made a great shot right into his heart.  I watched him go down after about 150 yards.

This was my first deer with a crossbow and as Matt has stated it was a great tool for the job.  A nice, quick, clean kill and I was able to dress with extra layers to stay warm.

It was a great way to end a long season in which I carried all three of my tags into late December.   NEVER GIVE UP!!

Dave Cooper's Late-Season Buck
Dave Cooper’s Late-Season Buck

-Coop

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