Thanksgiving and Long Live the Brushy Creek Buck

It’s Thanksgiving today and I have so much to be thankful and grateful for as we all do here in our country. I celebrated a short work week yesterday but hunting my Brushy Creek bow stand pop-up and harvested my 4th deer of the season. So far, I have taken two does and a spike buck from this stand this year and I have been watching a nice 8-point buck which comes in about 5:30pm every so often to my set up. I have missed seeing him almost every time I have set out, which is usually on weekend evenings and mornings due to my work schedule. I saw this buck early in October and I have wanted to cross paths with him ever since then. Last night, it finally happened. He came into my shooting lane around 5:30 to feed and chase some does. One shot with my Barnett Buck Commander Extreme Carbonlite crossbow with LumenArrow Bolts and Grim Reaper broadheads and he was down less than 10 seconds later about 25 yards away.  What better is that I caught it all on video and I’ll have it up on my website soon. In the meantime, here are some pictures. For hunting property along Brushy Creek, a very urban part of Central Texas, this is the best buck to date I have been able to harvest. He is a monster in my book and taking him was something I have been dreaming about for almost two months.

Before I show you those pictures, let us pause for a moment. We all have something to be thankful for today. A few things on my list include my family, our freedom, my health, wisdom, outdoor skills, and so much more. I encourage you to celebrate  this day we call Thanksgiving all year long. Remember that over a billion people sleep on dirt floors and live on less than a dollar a day in our world. 80% of the world’s population will never use a cell phone. We have it pretty good here. Let’s be sure to thank God for all of our blessings and have a grateful heart in all we do. It’s easy to get discouraged by politics, the state of the economy, and more. Keep in mind, we have it pretty good when you look at the big picture.

Here are some pictures from my solo hunt for my Brushy Creek buck. Long live the trophy deer we all seek after out in the woods. As elusive as they are, the success when we do find them makes the journey that much better!

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