I'll tell ya, it never seem to amaze me the skills I've learned . I hunted this buck 2 time this year during bow season and never could get him into bow range but give it opening day Muzzle Loader season , a little doe estrus pee and a bleat call and , YA BABY ! He came sneaking in behind me and was 5 yards at the base of a tree I had set up Friday afternoon. I saw him last year and gave him a pass , I think he's 4.5 YO can't say what he would be like next year. HE'S DONE ! Neat part about this hunt I have to portage across the lake to get in to my spot with out letting them know I invaded there territory. I shot, to much smoke to see which way he went or if I even hit him good. So I lessened and 35 yards I hear the important sound Crash ! Funny the area he ran into was where he came out and I found a rub line back in that thicket. So tell me; what do they rub on trails for, to fake us hunters out so they can slide in behind us. Well this guy got made
BTW 160 gross, give or take an inch. My largest buck to date. I figure it may be another couple years till the next one falls.