Day 5 started off with Chase and myself ending up back on the same point we had been on for the previous four mornings. We had been averaging 40+ deer a day while seeing a lot of bucks, with a couple of the bucks being outstanding.
|Can't beat a Beautiful Mexican Sunset|
With quite a few in our group having success we were itching to get on board or at least fire some shots. The morning started off with seeing 8-9 bucks with one being a buck that Chase had passed a few days earlier but was now ready to see what his 7MM WSM could do at some long range shooting. I set the camera up and ranged the buck at 675 yards before giving Chase the green light to let the party begin. Chases' first shot went right over his back, we didn't quite adjust for the uphill angle. The second shots vapor trail looked great through the binos until an oak branch "stepped out" in front of the buck and Chases' shot glanced just off the side. The buck had enough and decided he was ready to leave the mountain.
|My 610 yd buck killed with less than hour left in the hunt|
|8 for 8|