Brian Clark As Told By Kameal Clark
Colorado, 2008 & 2009, DIY, Public & Private Land
I looked at my husband as he held up his awesome deer he had just harvested and I was in awe. Not only is he an amazing husband, father and friend, but he is also an outstanding hunter. Just hours before this, I found him in the closet rummaging around only to learn he was looking for his “big thick hunting socks.” That could only mean one thing; he was getting ready to sneak up on a big buck.
It was the second morning of the first rifle season in 2009 and Brian was getting antsy. He had been watching a big buck for a few months and was afraid he was going to leave the country any minute. This deer was running with a group of five other bucks on a piece of private property that he had permission to hunt on. He also knew there were other hunters that had seen the buck and had taken pictures and video of him, so there was a great possibility that someone else would shoot him if he left that property.
Even though it was rifle season, Brian really wanted to shoot the buck with his bow. He had just bought a PSE X-Force and had been very successful with it thus far, taking a deer and elk with it the previous year.
A month earlier, he had set up our Double Bull blind in a well-thought-out location so that the deer would get used to it and think it belonged there. In a week’s time, the deer had a path worn down that ran right by the window of the blind. Perfect!
For a full account of Brian's adventure, go to page 14 in the September/October 2010 issue of Eastmans' Bowhunting Journal.