2017 was a very exciting year for our family. We welcomed our son in May and moved during July to the country, where my husband has dreamed of living since I met him. All of this on top of going back to work in August after maternity leave had me wondering how much time I would have to dedicate to hunting this fall.

October came and I usually get out the first weekend and then hunt every weekend after that until gun season the first weekend in December. However, our first hunting season with our son in our lives made things very different. I didn’t get out until a few weeks into the season and wasn’t seeing much for activity when I did find the time make it out.

Finally, on a beautiful November afternoon, I was able to sneak out to the stand with my husband joining me with his video camera. This was made possible by my Mom who wanted some quality time with her grandson so she volunteered to stay at our house and watch over him.

After we sat for about an hour or so, a doe moved across the field in front of us, and not too long after that a buck came out of the woods edge working towards her. I slowly reached for the Cherokee Deer Call and did a quick grunt sequence that caught his attention.

Less than a minute later the buck committed and ran across the field towards my treestand. As he approached my shooting lane I drew my Xpedition Xception back than grunted to stop him … and the arrow found its mark perfectly. He only made it about 50 yards and we heard him crash. He was down and my 4-year long buck draught was finally over! An already amazing year just got even better!

Thank you Xpedition Archery for designing the perfect single-cam hunting machine!!

To watch this bowhunt on Video click below.