GIANT BUCK at 12 YARDS! Public Land Bowhunting – DEER TOUR E20

holy cow look at that look at all the water and how far up in here it is you look like you’re not sure about it I’m definitely not sure about it but also know that if we get back there where I’m wanting to get it’s dry we got a cold front coming in today temperatures dropping throughout the day and it’s about 2:00 in the afternoon now and Zach and Ted are just down the river here they’re getting ready to go in and I don’t know if they realize how flooded this thing is but Jake and I just got down here to the spot we were wanting to hunt this river is way out of its banks one thing for sure those bedding areas back in there I don’t even know if we can get over to that back when I don’t think we can because there’s a ditch in there and I would venture to guess that that thing is completely full of water I took Ted’s advice and went up to the army surplus store got outfitted a lot better than them stupid spaghetti straps that I had before I even got a little fanny pack on it see that keep your things in there all the cattail marsh hunters are gonna be like you guys with babies just walking through open white timber Jake and I are back here we’re on the river bottom tonight and it’s all flooded as y’all have been able to tell the water starts over there about 30 40 yards away and this is same river bottom that Zach harvested his buck out of last year we’re just on the other side of the river right now the river is way out of its banks the waters way up in these bottoms and we found our first little patch of dry ground here it looks like that the deer have moved up with the water and that’s what I’m hoping we run into tonight is way back in here there’s a little CRP field that is raised just a little bit higher than the rest of the river bottom and it’s always been good buck betting in the past Zach and Shawn almost snuck up on a pair of bucks and they’re sparring last fall right around this time and every year it’s been a good spot so we’re hoping that they’re still in there my only concern was that these flood waters would have pushed all the deer far away from the river bottom itself but it looks like they’ve been betting right here that water’s only 40 yards away and it didn’t push him clear out of the area and it looks like they just moved up a little bit they won’t want to bed right on the edge of the water but they’ll bet inland that’s why I’m hoping we run into we get back here I’m big track right here I see a fresh rug about 15 yards away and this is the field that on the anticipate in the deer to be in and around the base of it we can get in that thing right at the water we’re ditching the stands right now yes we just spotted a giant buck we’re going to kill him we got a ditch these stands don’t think you seen us no I just walk that’s right here right here see him drive 40 yards see ya I think you can probably take that arrow that thing’s almost inspo range stand up and stand up

here stand up he’s right over my shoulder he’s feeding right here their yards him get on him don’t talk you know a 16 right here let’s do that you still see him yes he’s still right there I don’t know if the getting gets much more intense

he was coming too close yeah yeah but I was waiting for him to go behind that tree I don’t know I held her for as long as I could I knew it was done oh when he turned his head I mean he’s 12 yards I thought his head was behind that you know man I thought it was he caught it I caught it oh I mean we’re so close look or I’m sitting I mean just hearing me middle or nothing just grass I snuck that last seven or eight feet why he was down in there browsing on acorns 15 yards away in the waters down there like he’s got nowhere to go mm-hmm so we’re gonna continue we’re gonna go further back up there like I got a feeling he’s gonna go across that field and back up through but that dudes big I mean he’s walking up in here at me and I’m staring at him he’s looking up here at me looking right through me can’t see us I guess I drew you still a little too early that’s the only thing I can think of but his head was I was trying to time it perfect so I drew right when he was taking a snap and his head was going behind that tree cuz I knew as soon as he come up behind that tree was gonna peg me right here if y’all can see here I got one little opening down through the branches right there so I waited until his head hit that little pin oak to the right now dreaming I guess he seen something I mean I thought his head was behind that tree me and Jake are sitting up there at the top of the hill debate know where to put these stands whether or not we’re gonna sit on the ground or sitting the tree and I turned around and all I seen was a huge rack walking into the woods down here and I know that there were mean the waters flooded you can see the water probably in the back of the frame when you’re filming that thing like I mean he’s going right up the edge of the water right there on these wet windy days like this they just don’t have a clue that thing’s huge I mean and as I was sneaking down through here I mean the bucks at 25 yards speed and I can’t shoot through there like it’s just too thick and I tried to smack down through this stuff to where I had that little hole right there in case he went that way and he did but that thing’s huge that buck is just huge

I’ll tell you all one thing I don’t its October 9th or something and I know we haven’t killed a buck in Iowa yet but don’t tell me that there’s not big bucks up moving around during October you know we should have done is we should have trusted our dadgum eyeballs oh we should have set up right there where those tracks were going in cuz those are probably his tracks going in there he would have come right up through there right through that little pinch and we would have killed him at close range what a rodeo oh yeah I think that’s 20 20 in them deals I felt but I just tried my best and it didn’t work oh I just it’s like one after another anymore okay and I’d be happy with a nice you know hoping young type three-year-old that walks you there but that’s that’s a huge buck like everywhere you go like that’s a freaking giant buck oh yeah you just had all kinds of crazy crap going on I mean I saw one in his time see there it looked like it was three foot long oh I think I should have stopped behind this cedar tree back here we’ll talk about one more thing guys I think I you know what I should have done is I should have just posted up right here and then the cedar tree and stood up and just been sitting right here then he would have come up through there I would have been standing and I could have gotten drawn just keep pumping it’s only there it’s five o’clock it’s set up really really fast it’s about 6:40 just a recap though real quick I don’t know if we mention it or not but Jake and I were we were sort of still hunting through those bedding areas earlier what stands on our back and we were just getting ready to pick a tree when we looked up and saw that buck I don’t remember if we mentioned that earlier or not but we had we had cut a couple sets of big tracks heading into that bedding area we’re basically following those back there and me and Jake were hemming her home back and forth about where we were gonna hang the stand or if we were even gonna set a stand up and I turn around and look behind Jake shoulder and saw the buck and then as you saw it’s just complete chaos but that’s pretty much what happened but now we’re gonna climb down real quick and get out of this field and we’ll see another one on the way out of here this evening yeah it’s freaking awesome nother classic case of Aaron’s having one was in range and instead of going left incoming through the opening at 20 yards he starts coming right at me and he comes up there a little bit and then he veers and starts heading for the opening but he’s so close like he’s right there just whipped his head over and he couldn’t tell what I was and we had to stare down there forever you know I mean he’s not gonna budge at that point and eventually I just couldn’t hold it and let down and when I let down he jerked a little bit he didn’t move he just sat there sat there and then he blew and he bounded off I stood up and I came to full draw again and I could have drilled him dead on him but Jake couldn’t see nothing and then what are you doing you’re supposed to just make it work when it suppose I mean he tried he did everything he could like at that point I’m just moving to the left trying to get around him and then the deer seems him moving and takes off out there beat you to it I can’t seem right here I think he’s behind that tree and he sees me draw Oh see like he stopped right man like when he moved off through there he just kind of trotted off bounded off and when he went behind that huge tree I just made him one motion there came to full draw and I get a shot him through there but like when I moved he lands yeah yeah I was like dad come get some still we pull in that parking lot it was all water maybe I’ll make you stronger so you can hold your bow back maybe you’re gonna love the reaction though post encounter here can’t wait to post it on social news hardly hard to keep

the positivity when something like that it was just it wasn’t one of those I don’t know what you would call it wasn’t one of those I’m mad faces it was I’m in a bad mood and don’t talk to me face dad you do sleep with your release on buck came out tonight and Ted goes oh I’d shoot that thing good buddy if he starts coming in here said give me that camera and just rip that bow back and get on mm-hmm that was a compliment oh we’re just glad that that’s not doing when they can film Thanks yeah and then spray around we’ve got hope you sure it’s not bread like I wasn’t nervous was assault he’s like the other day when that bucks coming in at the buck nest I’m like yeah but once I got as far as I could get like it’s just like huh here we are well it makes it feeling better he’s way bigger than I thought it was watch the whole hunt through a screen that was this big and then we put it on the big screen it’s like I had a lot of good luck there for a lot of years so this figures it well bound to happen though it’s also October 10 I mean it’s a dozen it’s a dozen shooters probably with the bow like the years before that it was usually like one or two a year ever since we started thinking like this like this thing encounters is just significantly higher like way yeah there’s no more of this business about oh they don’t move around in October they’re nocturnal and whatever like it’s 3:15 well no no have you ever listened to the big leaguers you understand anything you just said live big leaguers we’re getting better at picking spots and fining them you know that’s for sure if in the rivers but we gotta get better at setting up that’s the next thing gotta get better it’s setting up to kill him at least I do I do for yourself that’s what I’m saying hey guys hope you all enjoyed this video it wasn’t the best outcome for me I had fun yeah I’m sure you did anyway we wanted to take this time real quick to answer a few questions you all been sending in lots of questions and comments first off a lot of them are what headlines were using and these are the night tracker headlines from legendary receiving a disco feature party mode party mode anyway we’ll put a link to this down in the description below those are pretty sweet got another question here from Trey wall what binocular body harness do you guys use it is a vortex optics binoculars strap harness I believe is what it’s called we’ll make sure to put a link to it down below in the description and on the previous video the one before this one we had some private land segments mixed in we got a lot of feedback from you guys good and bad some people seem to like it some people not so much the point of the honey public is to try to address tactics that fit the hunting public which isn’t that everybody that doesn’t mean just publicly and now granted all of us in the core group hunt mostly public land so that’s obviously what you’re gonna see on the channel most of the time and that’s not going to go away well no continue to have majority of it be public land but we’re also we’re gonna fill my friends and our friends are gonna send in footage and it’s just gonna be from where they grew up hunting and it’s realistic to anybody else oh yeah Ted Miller’s got some sweet footage coming in dude like he got some awesome stuff over horizontal rub and he was text me about earlier today so that should be on next week or probably later in the week and that’ll be from private land and yeah okay awesome yeah it’ll be awesome so we’re probably gonna keep sprinkling in the private land stuff guys but don’t expect us to get rid of the public land stuff because that’s kind of our bread and butter obviously and before we leave you guys on today’s video I want to mention that we got a real good promo code with what having custom calls we can save you all

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