Monday, September 24, 2007
Gettin it done in Minnesota-Fair Chase Outfitters
Well here's the latest! We just got back from Green Bay where we did a promotion at Lam beau Field and of course yes, we missed opening day of Minnesota/Wisconsin Bow but let me tell ya, when we got home let's just say we made up for lost time! We were hunting with good friends John & Kate Redmond of Fair Chase Outfitters and it is some of the best hunting ground in the state! Pat has been hunting here for 3 years now and has seen some GIANTS! This was my 1st time hunting with them and I was amazed at the amount of deer, not just deer-but some huge BUCKS! Team member Chad Nolte has been helping John out and he picked out our stand site for us! Now Chad knows what he's doing! We were hunting a lush Antler King food plot with a water hole in the middle of it on top of a secluded ridge! This food plot was like nothing I'd ever seen before, let me tell ya, they know how to grow some food plots! When we got in there, Pat climbed up & as soon as he got up in the tree he looked down and gave me 2 thumbs up and said "You're putting one on the ground tonight!" We had perfect wind, the temps had dropped so we knew it was going to be a great night! We got set up and about 15 minutes later 3 does & 3 fawns came out and started feeding. They milled around for about 10 minutes and then fed up to the water hole which was about 20 yards in front of us. Pat was busy filming them when I looked over to my right and saw just a rack coming up over the ridge into the food plot! HOLY COW he wasn't just a buck with some horns, he was a BUCK WITH SOME HORNS!! He fed his way into the food plot and I got positioned to when he stepped into shooting range I would be ready! It was almost like he was on a string, he was coming right into the water hole! He fed all the way up to where the does and fawns were offering me a 25 yard shot! I waited for Pat to give the sign and I let my Muzzy fly, a heart shot!! Just what the Doctor ordered! He ran only 75 yards and went down!! My first Minnesota buck and my largest buck to date at that!! Another awesome buck down for the Driven team but better yet having my boyfriend Pat there to share it with me! What a great team, we definitely got it done! Thanks to team member Chad Nolte for setting the awesome spot and good friends John & Kate Redmond of Fair Chase Outfitters for the awesome hunt!!