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As the brilliant crimson foliage begins to allow string like rays of sunlight through slowly warming the moisture droplets form a light blanket of fog, the first glimpse of a doe and fawn alerted our “hunter’s senses”. The above average temperatures were seemingly locked onto low pressure systems, falling barometers, high winds, rain and every other terrible weather condition that Mother Nature could serve up during the entire month of October. Whitetail sightings had been minimal, racks almost nonexistent, confidence levels at an all time low considering the phenomenal locations we were perched upon. But the day is November 1st; tear October off the calendar and place “X” marks on the days ahead. Finally it’s here.

Quickly scanning through the Nikon Dream Season 8X42’s no racks following the doe and fawn. High anticipation once again drops like a rock, almost expected. Will November 1st be just like all of October? The wait begins minutes like hours, hours like days and just as suddenly as a jackpot rolls over on a slot machine a rack emerges from the brush. (after a previous glance straight to the heavens and a few peaceful words) within seconds a tall, wide racked 10 point whitetail was slipping through @ 20 yards in a wide open shooting lane with nothing but air between us. Positive identification first sleek yet muscle bound like a finely trained race horse, squinty eyes, auburn cap this was it! Quick bleat by natural voice to stop him, settle in and squeeze, 12 ring, bingo he was done!

Immediate gratification with a small quick glance above to say “Thank You”, it came together so fast it seemed somewhat surreal, I couldn’t believe it. A quick track job and recovery on a blood trail sprayed, as if from a commercial paint gun, made life fun and easy once again. Rage and PSE are a lethal combination! Now, fast forward and back at it again. November is all ahead, no reverse in this transmission. (Thank you Billie Jo) onward we trudge to yet another state. God I love this!
Later that same evening Mark informed us of Reconyx photos of this particular deer, awesome.

I would like to extend a huge gesture of appreciation to Iowa DNR for allowing us the opportunity and privilege to promote such a wonderful state. The Wildlife Habitat and God given resources are abundant. Thanks once again, we cherish the chance to promote.  -Terry