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December 19: John Williams

Zach and I have had a good year filming and hunting. I usually film Zach, but since he was out of buck tags, I was up to bat. We sat in the same field where Zach harvested Thriller a few years ago. We hadn't been in the blind very long when the deer started coming in to eat the Biologic Maximum. We had deer everywhere. This time of the year, the deer run on their stomachs. We had several nice bucks in the Maximum field in front of us. One of the doe must have been in heat, because the bucks followed her out of the field. We could see them in the next field south of us. The second rut must be on since we saw the bucks sparing and chasing doe. Some of the anterless deer and small bucks had stayed in our field. After awhile the larger bucks started filtering back into our field. The big nine point was a deer that I had told Zach I would shoot. He walked to about 140 yards and I let the Dream Season Omega rip. This was Zach's first time filming a kill. He did a good job. This is the first buck I have taken since the big deer I took on Halloween with Coon Dog a few years ago. As I get older my desire to pull the trigger is dimming. I still enjoy filming the younger guys. It gets me excited seeing the younger hunters harvest the animals. I have told my family that I don't have to shoot the deer, but never go hunting and leave me at home. We are really lucky to have a couple of good places to hunt. Taking a mature whitetail makes all the work we do worthwhile. Remember to take a younger person hunting.

Zach enjoyed filming me as much as he would of if he had taken the buck himself.


John