I know hunting isn’t for everyone. For me hunting is spiritual. Billions of people eat meat each day and never give a thought to the animal life that was sacrificed to provide it. Most of these animals are raised in captivity, never knowing freedom, only to be slaughtered and consumed. When hunting, we contend with animals on their turf, where they roam freely. We scout, set up stands, climb mountains, cross streams, brave the elements... wind, rain, snow, cold... trust me when I bite into a piece of healthy venison I remember everything that went into the hunt and celebrate the life of the creature i harvested and it becomes a part of me. Consider this buck. He was a fighter. I have pictures of him this year and last year. Both years his antlers were all broken from fighting; fighting to breed and carry on the cycle of life. He wasn’t exactly “the one I was after”, but I’m grateful to the universe to have experienced the hunt and to have harvested this magnificent creature. #hunting#pahunting#pawhitetails#archery#paarchery#archeryhunting#archerybuck#pabuck#ragebroadheads#lifeinthewoods
It’s been quite an eventful 2 days at the Stankovic household!!! Potty training with 1 poop on floor, 1 Peepee on potty, toddler bed transition, waking up only once and falling right back asleep, woke up at 5:30, climbeb into chair and red to himself, and this beautiful beast buck on the hunt our back for a doe! Was able to capture him before chasing back after his lady! #toddler#pottytraining#pabuck#rut#buck#hunting
Got it done yesterday on some pa public land. First buck with the bow. It all happened so fast, I told myself I was going to shoot the next decent buck that came in this season. He came in right at first light on a scent drag I did, I had just begun putting my foot into my pac boots preparing for an all day sit, when I looked up and there he was cruising down my drag quickly, nose to ground. I knew I didnt have much time, and as I didnt have a good view through the thick brush he was in I decided if he came into this one small 2 foot by 2 foot shooting window I had, that I would take the shot. Well he read the script and went right into it, never stopping or breaking stride. I couldnt be happier with this deer, even though if I had a better look or more than 30 seconds to decide I probably would have let him walk. That all being said I put a tremendous amount of work and effort in, and its so gratifying having something to show for it finally. Blessed to able to take this magnificent animal. Thanks to @troytempleton for the help with drag, and pictures. Also thanks to everyone else who I always talk hunting with. #huntpa#pabuck#publicland @tyonthefly @phlyphishman @kahoraal @ddt.outfitters @eastmeetswesthunt @b.m.ayers @millatime1986 @drfredf @sherksguideservice @the_driftsock @nkravitz1 @stephen_alexand @the_wild_rambler ... Im sure theres others, but its time to go process this bad boy.
Fabulous morning over the plot🙌🏼 had a Brut of a buck step out too bad he only had four points😤🙃 I’m home now going to catch up on laundry, eat some soup, and head back out💪🏼 let’s get something down🦌🦌🦌