Whitetail Bow Kill with Heads Up Decoy '09
Lincoln and David, newest Heads Up Decoy prostaff members, where on stand last weekend on a cold and windy Sunday evening, 10/25/09. Public land hunt. As I am, they are also meat hunters. We all believe that shooting does is a valuable way, not only to fill your freezer, but also to get good at shooting animals. There is no true way to simulate shooting animals other than to do it. Does offer a great way to sharpen your shooting skills under pressure...and, help thin out the herd in the process. I've enjoyed listening to these two jokers talk about their hunts. They are truly two fine young men who enjoy the sport of archery hunting. They know the animals they see almost to the point of naming them...even the does. One particular doe, whose name is not appropriate for this forum, had busted them on more than one occasion this year. No matter how careful David and Lincoln have been with scent control and wind direction, this particular doe had their number. Notice I said "had". There had been many close encounters with the Heads Up Decoy, but the deal had not yet been closed on anything. This night, however, found them neck deep in deer activity. David and Lincoln positioned the decoy 20 yards from their stand. The Heads Up Decoy could easily be seen from a near by bean field and a well used trail leading from a bedding area to the bean field. It wasn't long before the deer started moving. One doe passed directly by the Heads Up Decoy and their nemesis was following close behind. She smelled the decoy, but was fooled just enough to stop and present a shot. With the wind so high, there was a minor miscommunication between camera man and shooter, but as you can see from the video, David made a perfect shot. The gene pool is going to be alittle lower in this area with this lady being gone. Good job David and Lincoln on a great hunt.