Glen has done a lot of research on treestand safety and I am convinced that his work is so influential that it will help save lives.
He’s also been quick to compliment other hunters on their kills, so now they get the chance to return the courtesy. Here’s his report from the hunt during which he killed this dandy buck:
“Muzzleloader had also been pretty slow up until Thursday (Nov. 9). That morning I didn’t even see a squirrel. So that afternoon my dad and I decided to try another property that had not been hunted yet and it paid off.
It was like being at the “zoo.” I saw a small bear walking in and it wasn’t long until two spikes came by chasing a doe. About an hour later 3 gobblers came scratching by until they saw my blaze orange. Of course the hollow was full of squirrels and a beautiful hawk came through putting them all into a chattering frenzy.
It wasn’t long when I heard something coming down the creek. No, not a deer, but a raccoon. Then the action really picked up. Three does and two yearlings came up the creek hurryng along and then here comes the loud grunting. I watched the nine pointer (attached) coming hurriedly along with his nose on the ground. Seeing that he was a shooter, I tried to stop him with a couple of grunts to no avail.
nally, at 50 yards I had a clear open shot and decided to take it even though he was still on the move. He only ran about 50 yards before expiring. While reloading I heard more grunting and looked up to see a basket racked six pointer following the same trail. He made it up to where I had shot the other deer and locked up. He figured out something wasn’t right and ran off into the thicket. Boy, what an afternoon after not even seeing a squirrel that morning.”
Lesson here? Don’t get discouraged! Congrats, Glen!