After last years fiasco requiring me to return home 2 days into my yearly pilgrimage, 2019 was a welcoming return although I could muster only 6 days off giving me 10 days. I scored on day 1 hour 2 with a large doe and my brother, Cliff, and his x-bow scored an hour later with his doe. We saw many deer compared to 2 years ago at this location so we were both feeling fairly confident about the week, and why not, both of us scored our first kill within 3 hours of the first hunt. Day 1, I had a beautiful wide 9 point which I passed up feeling he wasn’t quite old enough. I passed him up twice the first day and once the second day along with another nice 9 which needed another year too. Day 3, Cliff and his x-bow put a nice 9 on the ground which I guessed a mid to low 130 class deer. Starting day 4 I decided to sit all day every day to make it happen. I, however, didn’t get my buck until the 8th day although I passed several opportunities at some decent bucks. The burly old ruminant showed up around 2 pm following a doe and a yearling giving me a broadside slightly quartering away 22 yard shot in which he bounded off about 25 yards before going into his death walk. Oh how I love to not track a deer.