Whitetail Hunts in Texas – John and His Last Minute Management Buck
John from North Carolina had been calling looking to book his whitetail hunts in Texas. We had discussed his options for Whitetail hunts in Texas, And we had a couple if he could make it to Texas before the end of the north season then we would hunt there if not we would go south and try and get a south Texas management deer. John decided he would rather hunt South Texas regardless for his whitetail hunts in Texas and John said he was planning to drive down and he would call me when he got close. After finishing up some other hunts John called and said he was in San Antonio and was ready for his Whitetail hunts in Texas to begin. I instructed John to head south on 35 and I would meet him in Pearsall and we would continue south to the ranch in Laredo. So after meeting up With John we set out to walmart to get John legal for his Whitetail hunts in Texas. Back on the road we hurried to get to the ranch so we could go sit for the first evening of John’s Whitetail hunts in Texas. Upon arrival at the ranch we had other hunters in camp as well so we made all the introductions and got John Settled in the lodge. Once John was ready we set off for the blinds. First evening we saw a few deer and some Javelina but nothing we were looking for to fulfill John’s Whitetail hunts in Texas. On the first morning of John’s Whitetail hunts in Texas we went back to the same location because the previous group had seen a really big 9 point high 130” class deer in the area and I wanted to get John a good look at that deer. So after a couple hours we had seen some smaller young deer but no deer that caught John’s eye to complete his whitetail hunts in Texas. After the first 2 sits I could somewhat see a pattern the deer where in and I knew it was going to be one of those hunts where it might take a little luck to get the deal done for John on his whitetail hunts in Texas. The deer were moving at first and last light and then it was pretty slow after that. So we moved around a little over the next couple days and we began to hunt a popup that had been productive throughout the season. We had taken 4-5 deer from that stand already and well I guess when you got a hot stand you might as well hunt it. So John was feeling the pressure after 5 sits we were down to his last morning and had seen glimpses of shooter deer but either to early or late to tell exactly what you were looking at. Places like this ranch you have to be on the safe side or your pocket book could get a lot lighter in a hurry if you catch my drift. John was on a management hunt which meant any deer under 140” that was 4 ½ years or older. So back to the last morning of John’s Whitetail hunts in Texas, we got to the blind and for the last 5-6 days it had been very cold and this morning was much the same. We got into the blind and settled in for the sit. After a few minutes we had enough light we could make out shapes down the road in front of the feeder. We could tell there was a buck standing there but how big how many points? As it got a little lighter we could tell it was the 10 pointer we had an encounter with earlier in the hunt. On day 2 of John’s whitetail hunts in Texas we had this 10 pointer come in at 50 yards and stared into the blind at us. After not being able to move to position the gun the deer spooked and ran off. So we knew this deer would be on the lookout. As we contemplated if this was the deer that would finish off John’s hunt we noticed a doe was about to bust us. John said he was good with that buck so he quickly readied his rifle. By this time the buck was on high alert and as getting ready to bolt. I told John to wait for him to turn so he could have a good broadside shot but John replied “ I can hit him in the neck” by the time I got the o in OK out of my mouth the shot had found its mark. The deer Collapsed in his tracks and John’s whitetail hunts in Texas had come to a close. So it came down to the last sit of the hunt but John’s whitetail hunts in Texas was a success. Congrats on a great deer John look forward to hunting with you in the future.