He's not the biggest I've got, but still dressed out at around 150 pounds. It was a clear warm day and I wanted to make the most of it. I was hunting by 9:30 am and bagged this one at 11:30.
The deer aren't quite in the rut yet, but I had some fun anyway. I moved and sat and rattled for the better part of the two hours. There was another buck that was quite annoyed with my rattling. I saw his tail, and outline, but not his head. There was so much brush in the way, I wouldn't have taken a shot anyway.
It took from about 12:00 noon until 2:20 to drag him out. The uphill was a killer on the back, but I got him out OK. I was home by 3:00 and the dude was packaged and in the freezer by 7:00 pm.
This tired hunter is off to bed pretty soon. I was thinking that I am getting too old for dragging deer, but banished that thought. Old thoughts should not be thunk!