Bow Hunting Spotlight | Shelby Arman’s 2017 Buck
I had just driven the 250 miles back from college, making it just in time to head down to our Ranch with my Dad for the weekend. The winds were out of the South East, so we headed across the river to a stand we hadn’t hunted yet this season. This was a cool little setup that was overlooking a kill plot back off the main food plot, nestled in the trees about a hundred yards away. We had trail camera pictures of several nice deer throughout the summer on this food plot, but the only problem is that we hadn’t seen them in a month. Needless to say, my hopes were not real high. The only thing that was in our favor was that the neighbors had just combined all of the corn where we thought the deer had moved to. After about an hour in the stand, I figured that my chances of seeing a good deer, let alone any deer, were slipping away.
Just as that thought had entered my mind, a little doe appeared in the food plot. I sat and watched her nibbling on the turnip leaves for several minutes before she lifted her head and looked behind her. As I sat with anticipation and thought of what may or may not come in…a buck appeared! It was “Charlie, the big 8 pointer that we had watched grow over the last two years. It took everything I had in me to keep it together as “Charlie” walked by me at 25 yards. I settled my pin behind his shoulder and released my arrow.
I watched my arrow find its mark. With the help of the Nock Out® lighted nocks, I found my arrow and it was a short tracking job to this massive 8 pointer! Big thanks to my Dad for always being my best friend and hunting partner!
Shelby’s Bow Hunting Equipment:
· Hoyt® Carbon Defiant
· Beman® ICS Hunters
· Apex™ Gear sights, rest, and stabilizer
· NAP® Kill zone broadheads
· Nikon® Optics
· Hawk® Tree stands
· Nock Out® lighted nocks