Wow....I'm so impressed with this buck my
14 year old son Kyle shot. When he called me from Montana, he could
hardly contain himself, so overwhelmed with excitement. He had been
getting pretty bummed with the hunting season, and all the hard work
finally paid off! Here's his version of the story....
night before I ask my mom if she would take me out about 6 in the morning
and come back around 11ish, she said sure. so I went to bed early that
The next morning before light appeared we got up
there and I had a spot pick out to sit and wait tell light, after about 30
mins I got out of the car and started moving toward the dam with tons of
brush around it. Then before I got 20 yards away from the car my mom
yelled at me to shut the door and I ignored her and keep walking, then I
heard the sound of the car door slam, I knew at that time the deer were
spooked and were gone. So we went driving along and spotted about 20 deer
on my dads hay land, we drove to a hill about 1/2 mile away and I looked
through the scope to see if there were any bucks. And I spotted a nice 4
by 5 whitetail bedded down with about 15 does. We decided to try to push
them to legal ground, and it worked they went up east of highway 16 and
into a coulee, we lost them for a while and then we spotted them up on a
side hill about 1/4 mile into a coulee.
I decided to make a stock, I got my 270 and
started up the coulee bed, once I was 300 yards away, I got my scope on
him and didn't have time to take a shot and he rounded a hill and went
farther up the coulee.
I decided to sit and rest few before
getting on my hands and knees and crawling a few 100 yards. That was the
best choice I had this year, about 20 seconds later, I looked to my left
up a little draw and here came a 9 by 7 whitetail hot on a doe, he didn't
even notice me,
I was on the hill side about 25 yards up and he was running
down the middle of it. I got set up and took the safety off, he got
straight in front of me and I grunted to get his attention, he stop, broad
side to me about 80 yards away, I got him in my scope and boom, he took
off and I thought I had missed, I hurried up the next hill, I was winded
by the time I got up there so I stop and sat down and looked around with
Then I saw the 5 by 4 whitetail and all the
does walking about a 100 yards out. I thought about taking a shot at him,
he was a huge 4 by 5 but I didn't shoot . They got about 400 yards away
and I got up and started to go were I first shot at the buck,
There was nothing so I fallowed were I saw him go around the
hill, then I saw blood and hair on every branch and tree on the path.
I got really excited and tried to keep my cool but
when I saw horns sticking out of a 4 foot washout I started to smile and
shake with excitement. I got up to him and poked him with a branch, he
didn't move. I picked him up and couldn't believe it , he had only ran
50 yards from were I had shot!!!! I shot him right through the heart!!!!
I called my mom and told her I got him, she paused and said no u didn't he
is right in front of me, I told her I got a even bigger one a 7 by 9,
freaked. Once she got done taking pictures , chuck (our hired man) helped
me gut it and but it on the tarp.
Once I got home my uncle Larry scored it and then we
looked to see how old it was, He was a very young buck 3 years at the most
, he still had teeth growing in. He had great potential to be a monster.
All I know is that I'd be tickled pink with a buck like that! Lucky duck
Hunting 2007 Season
No we didn't shoot
anything this season in MT, but that doesn't mean we didn't try! Aaron and
I hiked our tails off...our only hunting season as residents in MT.
We did have some fun experiences with rattling in bucks. It's amazing the
things one can see if they spend enough time in the woods!
was a hoot hunting with my Mom. She can't sit still to save her life!
We did some rattling, but I doubt we ever sat long enough for it to count.
Notice my huge rattling antlers! I had a hard enough time keeping them
from rattling just walking around the woods! One thing I'll miss SO much
is the precious moments spent with my Mom in MT.
thought this was SO funny! Catching me snoozing...we'd usually hike into
areas an hour before light, and then sit most of the day, and hike out in
the dark! I think my body was shutting down sometimes in the cold.
No one in the Bork or Cook family shot a critter this year! That's okay
though! More sheds to be found!
After passing his hunter's safety course, his daddy went
and bought him a shotgun, and this was the
|After he shot
so excited he jumped up, turned around, looked at everyone else, asked if
they shot, and when confirmed that it was his, went off at a dead run to
so proud of him!