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I love bow hunting the late season in the snow. Well we had snow, lots of snow, the last storm dumped 18 inches on us. Knowing the deer would be concentrating on the beans and corn, I was excited to head back into a ground blind. The snow was pretty deep with a crust on the top, so I decided to walk back to the blind and break the trail to reduce the noise a couple of days before I intended to hunt. When the wind was right we headed to the blind stepping in the old tracks. The sign around the blind was heavy and we new we were in for a good hunt!


Our blind was a pop-up blind with a post in the center just in case of heavy snow. Well the post held the blind up but the square footage inside wasn’t what it used to be!

It didn’t take long until I spotted the first deer, a nice buck that ran from the timber though the beans to the corn. Soon does started pouring into the beans. Knowing that a buck would probably be coming out to feed on the beans and check the does soon, got me just a little excited. Between the does freezing temperature and the excitement I was shaking like a leaf. All of the sudden there he was standing at 45 yards. I took careful aim, asked John if he was on him, and when he gave me the ok I sent the Rage on its way.

The Lumenok streaked across the sky and struck the buck perfect behind the shoulder. The buck crashed off through the corn leaving an incredible blood trail in the snow. This wasn’t the biggest buck I have taken but I got just as excited as if it was! I have hunted late season whitetails for many years and it’s not easy putting one down. In the snow from the ground, with a good friend this was a trophy buck to me, one that I will always remember.