South Sound Island Buck

Hunted a local Island property by invitation last year and this year. Opening weekend was a bust for my buddy Jeff and I but last Friday I got off work a couple hours early and made a 5PM ferry. I rolled up the driveway and the was a nice deer standing under a tree in the field. One shot and Buck down....By far the easiest deer hunt ever. About a 70 yard shot to the upper ribcage that left the heart and liver intact. I used an Ithaca 12 gauge with a Federal Tru Ball slug and that thing plays no games. The rest of the weekend didn't produce another for Jeff though he had a nice chance that he passed on due to the direction of the shot being towards the buildings. No worries....We were pleased to get this animal and enjoy the hunting thing when the fishing gets packed for the winter. On a side note, my buddies have been killing tuna during weather windows all month. What an amazing treat to get the privilege of hunting less than 10 miles from my house as the crow flies. That's saying something when you're a city dweller.