After jumping only a doe and fawn on the opener and seeing 6 other hunters, my hopes weren't set real high. Late Saturday i did see a big sow and two cubs that was fun to watch, the deer on the other hand didn't show. Sunday i was hoping for a little more action and at sunrise i heard a loud crashing sound and saw something brown. I cranked the scope to 14 and figured a bear was about to become dinner, but it was 3 does running to the next country. I figured the 600 lion tracks i saw hiking in was to blame.
They passed and i kept rounding the knob glassing. Looking low and left i saw a deer and immediately saw antler. With this being the first buck i've seen all season, i moved left and got prone, just as the scope found him, he was locking antler with another deer. I saw legal buck and pulled the trigger. The deer can be seen in the middle of the above pic in the open above the white rock, just to the top of the small fir.
Here's looking back from the deer to where i shot:
Edited by Arrowslinger, 28 September 2015 - 08:54 PM.