Dear Eric, Amy, Matt and Team Dakota,
The recent hunting trip with Dakota was the most exciting
of my life! I've always wanted to do a spot and stalk hunt for
eastern whitetail but thought the chances of success were nearly
impossible. I still think the chances are extremely remote, but
was I surprised at the outcome of my last hunt! With perfect
conditions, enough wind to mask my steps and disperse any scent
and with the help of a 15" tree I was able to get within
10 yards of a buck of a life time! I was shaking uncontrollably!
I still didn't have a shot due to the thick cover he was in.
When he sensed something was behind him he jerked his head around
and I could see his eye rolling up and down attempting to check
me out through the cover, then he bolted. I drew back the arrow.
He stopped 22 yards out in thick cover to look back. (I could
have been a doe as far as he knew.) I had one small window allowing
a shot. I released and he took off as if shot out of a cannon!
He was hit! I collapsed on the ground, exhausted from shaking
so violently for so long! Matt heard the release but couldn't
see me or the deer. When he walked up and saw me sitting down
with my head down he said "you missed?" I responded
No I got him, Im just exhausted from all the shaking! After
a good laugh we found the buck 80 yards away. I will never forget
this hunt for as long as I live!
Thank you Dakota Outfitters LLC. for the hunt I've always