So I took 5 days off to hunt a peice of property that I had scouted and prepared to hunt for 3 months. The night before I had trail cam pics of a wide four point that was on my hitlist. The first three days of sitting were very dissapointing. Only small bucks, and when i say small i mean spikes and little two points. The 4th night there were two trucks parked where i parked which was a little unsettling. So I walk into the feld and sitting at the entrance underneath of an apple tree in broad view was a guy in full camo. I apologized for having to walk through his setup but I had to go to the other side. While i was walking a herd of about 70 elk got up out of the crp and start running to my right. Behind the herd was the largest bull i have ever seen. A huge 6 point that would of probably scored around 360. As the bull passes right infront of me at 50 yards I hear a high power rifle go off and the bullet blow by my head toward the bull. This is not rifle season and elk season didnt open up for 3 days. So i bust over to my stand and called 911. The county sheriff and the fish and game officers came and escorted them off the property. I dont know all of what happend but i was told one of them had a warrent out for his arrest, by the way the bull was missed. So after all this I go in for the the 5th and final day of my hunt. 7:30pm rolls around and im ready to eat my tag when I heard a snap to my left. It was one of the bucks on my hitlist. It took him 5min to walk fifty yards. He got ten yards to me and quarterd away from me. The shot ended up going through both lungs and sticking in his opposite shoulder. I let him sit over night and found him at 5:30 this moring. He isnt a giant by any means but I dont live in Ohio or Kansas. I live in Washington state. That one over by Oregon and Idaho. Heck most people dont even know we have whitetails. Anyway he is my largest buck to date, couldnt be more proud of him and will never forget this hunt.
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