“Timothy took this 4 pointer on our family farm in Botetourt County during the 2nd week of muzzleloader.
I was blessed enough to harvest two nice bucks this season so far. I took a 6 -pointer opening day of muzzleloader in Franklin County (pic shows me without hat on) and I also shot a nice “would be” 8 pointer the day before opening day of rifle, with my muzzleloader in Bedford County.
On the day I took my one sided buck I had shot a doe at first light. I waited several minutes to give her time to expire. I walked maybe 40 yards over to her in the field. I was standing there beside her talking to my husband on the phone in the middle of a field and looked up and here came a nice buck with only one side of his horn. He was trailing the doe I had just shot and was coming straight at me. As he stopped I whispered to my husband that I was looking at a buck.
Every time the buck would turn his head I would make a move. I squatted down, put my phone down, cocked the hammer on my muzzleloader and took aim. He had turned broad side and I made a smoking shot on him right behind his shoulder. He ran into a thicket 50 yards and piled up beside a big pine tree. So there is one pic of me with him when we found him and a pic of me with both of my deer from that morning!”
I can just see Nicole standing there with her phone whispering, “I’m looking at a buck.” Great story and great deer!