Charles Whitwam and I are recapping an epic deer hunting trip with a ton of awesome stories. The last time he came out, it was a bit of a drought and neither one of us got a deer. We’re going through our trip day by day, and things kicked off on a Thursday. About an hour in, Charles was already on a stalk on a deer we named Limp Bizkit. He got in super close to a buck, but he had no shot. I then made a stalk where I was trying to cheat the wind. I moved to a spot where I tried to get a shot, and then a big buck we called Megatron came into view, but there was a doe right in front of him. Charles then found my number two buck, Heavy D, and dropped in after him and we chat about how things turned out.
Every morning of the trip, one of us had some great opportunities. Charles had the chance to shoot a big Javelina boar, but it was starting to get hot during the afternoon which was frustrating. We picked up some mule deer bucks, but we had to go out pretty far to get the wind right. We also were looking at a bunch of Coues deer who were in a decent position, but the doe wound up deciding for us and we passed on the buck that time. One evening, we decided to switch units, which didn’t turn out too great, so we packed up and tried somewhere else the next morning.
Towards the end of the trip, Charles was within yards of a buck. I had to leave, but Anthony was with us, and he decided to take over. Charles snuck up closer to where the buck was within the flats and waited for a bit. Eventually, the deer caught his wind, and they took off. He moved in on another good buck, but the smaller lead buck got off to his right too much, and they both took off as well. Charles then sat up on some peaks and picked the bucks back up. The story continues through some more twists and turns but ends on a high note.
Recap and stories from an OTC deer hunt with Charles.
Charles Whitwam and I are recapping an epic deer hunting trip with a ton of awesome stories. The last time he came out, it was a bit of a drought and neither one of us got a deer. We’re going through our trip day by day. Although the trip had a lot of twists and turns, it ultimately wound up great for Charles.