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My wife Carol, and son Jacob and daughter Katherine run a vegetable business and an Entertainment farm. With a petting farm, two corn mazes, an apple orchard, three haunted houses, and school tours, there is little time for hunting until we close. I was finally able to get out for my first hunt on the morning of November 2nd.

Mark McCaully came to run the camera. It was a perfect morning; calm, clear and cold! I told Mark about a buck named the Throw-back Buck that he was not to let me shoot. Guess who showed up first! Sure hope he makes it one more year. Not long after a really wide 10 point shows up and I did not get a shot off, he was only 15 yards out. The show continued until we had to leave to get Mark back to work. On the After noon of November 4th I took a young man named Matthew Read bow hunting. I had been teaching Matthew how to shoot with my daughter and this was going to be his second bow hunt. We were not in the stand long and he was able to shoot a doe. It was a cool night and we decided it would be best to wait till morning to take up the train trail.

We agreed to meet back at the farm at 9:00 after Mark and I went hunting. It was a beautiful morning and everything really felt just right. At 7:15 here came the big wide 10 point from our hut a few days earlier. The buck came through some pines, then turned and was heading away. We both quick gave a grunt at him and he turned around and came right to the tree. After a few minutes under our tree he had enough and, turned and started walking off, I stopped him in a perfect quartering away position, the shot was right on the money and he ran off about 30 yards and crashed. After we recovered the buck and finished up the video and pictures it was time to meet up with Matthew and his Dad to look for his doe. We found the doe pretty quick and were both Happy Happy Happy!