Crazy Season

Grago

12 pointer
Dec 13, 2016
2,769
This has been a crazy, emotional season for me. I saw 23 different bucks, 2 bucks, i would have been proud to got, each had a broke rack . I have never seen, or heard of as many broken racks. I had the best stand, i ever hunted out of, but has been miserable. I can not get my left foot warm, ended up only way, i could even stay in the stand, was take everything off of it , but sock, and leave it on the heater, with the pilot light on.Dr decided, he wanted some more of my foot, So on Monday, i let him have some more of it. I said on Sunday afternoon, i was done and would never go again. It just isnt worth what i was goin thru. Then i had told a guy, i been giving a buck to, to eat for his family for years, he told me, he was depending on me for a deer to eat.. so my mind as weak as it is, got to thinking, i dont want to end it, not killing a buck. So i told myself, if i could see a older looking buck, that wasnt gonna be anything, or obviously something, i really wanted , i would go ahead and shoot it. So a little bit before dark, 207 yards walking broadside, down the wood line. With his nose on the ground, and he stopped, and looked up. I didnt see him fall, but i pretty well, knew he was dead. I told my buddy where i shot him, He texted me.and told me, he had him, I called him in, and he took him to the guy to eat. He said he was a older 8 point, but rack wasnt much, i told him, i knew exactly what he was when i shot him.I cant say i will ever go again. My health is not getting any better, Nobody is promised tomorrow, but i honestly hope, nobody ever has to sit and think as much as i have, about it being their last season. It is definitely, not good for the mind. I have realized tho, thru this, i cant quit, as long as any way possible, to get out there. I fish a lot, but it dont mean enough, to give me a reason to want to get up, and look forward to something. I laid here 3 days, not feeling good, and not looking forward, to anything, so i got the turkey calls out and feel better. I been reading the stories, today, hope every one had a good season, and congratulations, to everybody that killed. I put a pic down here of a half rack, that tormented me all season, its grainy, but maybe you can make it out. This is one lucky buck, all i can say about that. I could have easily killed him several times, on different days. Maybe he is enough, to help me to struggle enough to try to make it another season
 

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riverboss

12 pointer
Jan 26, 2009
8,236
northern ky
I read your story about him coming in with a broken rack and thought to myself he's a fighter just like you, I was hoping you would take him even with his busted up rack as he was still a trophy just like you are still a heck of a guy even with your foot problems!
Maybe you both will meet again next yr and you will both not be so broken up!
I've been praying for you! I have never met you only your story's on here but I feel like we would be great friends if I ever did.
Good luck!
 

Grago

12 pointer
Dec 13, 2016
2,769
I read your story about him coming in with a broken rack and thought to myself he's a fighter just like you, I was hoping you would take him even with his busted up rack as he was still a trophy just like you are still a heck of a guy even with your foot problems!
Maybe you both will meet again next yr and you will both not be so broken up!
I've been praying for you! I have never met you only your story's on here but I feel like we would be great friends if I ever did.
Good luck!
Thanks, he will be something, next year, if he makes it. Somebody if they kill him, will be very happy, thanks for the prayers, i sure appreciate it. Im sure we would be good friends, are anyway..
 


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