In the early pre season scouting days, I stumbled upon a buck that I thought was a mid 160's deer. This deer had a huge frame with an awesome 5 inch kicker coming off his left side. As the season approached I had one deer on my mind and it was "kicker."
With school and golf getting in the way I wasn't able to hunt as much as I would have liked. The first good opportunity to stalk after "kicker" was towards the end of September, the stalk went well as I would get as close as 75 yards, but he was still out of my effective range with a bow.
The following day I spotted "kicker" laying down in front of a large rock spine, I had the wind perfect and knew I could get within range. Taking my time, I stalked in to 29 yards, where I would stand with an arrow knocked for two and a half hours waiting for him to stand up.
The buck finally stood up, I drew back and held my bow back for a good two minutes because all I had was a facing shot at his chest. Letting down my draw because I was physically drained the buck saw me and turned broadside, then I drew back a second time and let my arrow fly. I double lunged him and he didn't go 100 yards before falling over.
My first deer ever harvested with a bow and arrow, and wow it was a buck I was blessed to be able to harvest. - Easton Enott