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November 15: Matt Bullins

Finally, November 13th had arrived and our bags were packed for our journey to south Texas.  Leaving Galax, Virginia at 3:30 pm, driving continually through eight states for twenty-two hours, 1,400 miles later, we had arrived in south Texas.
 
We wasted no time in checking into our hotel and then proceeded to the nearest Walmart to purchase our required hunting licenses.  After dinner and a quick telephone conversation with the ranch operation’s manager and wildlife biologist, we had agreed to meet him the following morning to begin our much anticipated hunt.
 
Upon meeting our good friend Justin the following morning, he briefed us about some great management bucks that he had recently seen in the area.  Without further hesitation, we were on our way to the ranch.  We climbed into our tripod stands shortly after daybreak and began to see deer movement almost immediately.
 
Fortunately for us, the first deer we saw was a beautiful long tined, wide eight pointer.  I knew immediately that this particular deer was definitely mature and the one I wanted to harvest if possible.  After what seemed like an eternity of waiting for the right shot opportunity, the deer walked the opposite direction tending a doe.
 
Being disheartened about what had just happened, Jason tapped my shoulder and to my surprise the same buck had circled us and was coming from a different direction with two more bucks.  As the first two bucks made their way by, my anticipation level grew as I knew the buck I was after was only steps away from presenting me with a shot.
 
 At twenty-six yards and a short time later, I released the arrow from my Dream Season EVO and connected on a great Texas whitetail.  To my dismay, the cam on my bow had caught a small limb and guided my arrow high.  With a quick second shot, the buck was down for good and the Virginia boys had put team reconyx on the board once more.