I took this nice 11 pt. buck on 10-26-10 near the Eufaula area. I initially saw him chasing a doe on opening day at approximately 200 yards. He was so involved in the chase, however, that he wouldn’t even stop long enough to investigate the sound of my grunt call.
The evening of the 26th I made the decision to hunt the same tripod stand that I had observed him from on opening day. By 6:40pm, 7 does and a young buck had made their way into the north end of the field I was watching.
Suddenly, 2 of the does stood motionless, staring toward the north. Moments later, I could see my buck standing at the edge of the field, observing the does. As the buck stood there sizing up the situation, I fired a shot at 6:50pm at a distance of 110 yards. The shot sent the buck running into the brush, with daylight fading. Between my dad, brother and me, we were unable to locate him that evening. Wednesday morning, however, we returned to the area and my brother found the buck.