The next hour felt like three as I waited for him to bed. Eventually, he walked down the basin in the direction of the other bucks and bedded above them slightly. It was enough for me; there was no waiting for him to get up and make his second bed. I wasn’t willing to risk that second bed being amongst the other bucks. In order to get to him, I had to walk in plain view for a couple hundred yards. Then, once I was level with him, I’d use the boulder field to cover the remaining distance. I got directly behind him so I could stay out of his direct line of vision for the exposed part of the stalk, and it worked perfectly.In the end it only took me 30 minutes to cover the 700 yards and crawl up to 44 yards. Thirty minutes later, he stood, and I sent a perfect arrow through his heart.

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