Talk about a Southern Indiana giant!!! This mature 12-point with a gnarly drop tine was killed by Jon Brooks out of Owen County on November 6th!! Congratulations Jon with this buck of a lifetime for most!!
“I have several videos of him on my PC and SD cards as well. Been getting him on cam at night for a while, had one in velvet but something happened to that video. I have lots of cameras so I kinda knew where he was spending time every few days. I stayed away from that part till the videos of him and a few other nice bucks got closer to daylight then we got closer. My wife was actually going to that stand but went to one we had just moved about 1/4 mile away. So I went to her stand lol. We do call it “Regina’s stand”, it’s a ladder stand that’s been there for years.
I evicted a big mouse and fixed the seat before I set n got ready.
Almost immediately had a few does mulling around eating acorns and a couple bedding in the thick. They pretty much stayed under a couple big oaks and in the creek for a couple hours just feeding off n on. I was looking through binoculars at the bedded ones when I caught some antlers. While I was staring at him he got up and I realized who he was. I had ranged the does in the open several times so I knew it was 46 yards where he would step out. He took a couple steps out of the thicket, I bleated and he stopped n looked at a doe that was 20 yards from me. I shot. Watched the nock fly for a while it seemed, then hit, about an inch and a half higher than the heart but crushed both lungs and main arteries it turns out. He spun 90 and took off. The does busted out right after.
I was pretty sure I heard him go down but I was shaking too bad to do anything about it for a while so I relaxed for a few and watched it get dark. After a little while I could get a glimpse of the nock through the woods. I had been texting with my friends who came down from Michigan to hunt some adjoining property. We met at my place and after a short track job, about 50 yards, saw the light shine in his eyes. He was laying on the ground with the green nock sticking up very dead.”
“I almost told him to calm down”
What Jackson told my dad when he asked if I got excited. I had to explain, I’ve waited for this exact moment since I knew he was a boy in his mommy’s belly.
It was the most nerve racking adrenaline charged blood trail I’ve ever been on, period. Such a weight lifted off my shoulders getting him on a deer. When we finally found his deer at the end of the blood trail, it was my proudest moment, aside from their births of course.
Dad kills a great deer Sat, my son kills Sun,
easily my the best deer hunting weekend yet and I could end this season now. But, Jackson’s already asked to go this weekend.