2018 South Dakota Cat and Mouse

Posted by Phillip Johnson on 24th Feb 2020

2018 South Dakota Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse from The Outdoor Buzz on Vimeo.

Here's the latest video from The Outdoor Buzz. This buck I played cat and mouse with for one day. Moved from three different stands, and two different cameras caught him on the move during daylight hours before me by sometimes just minutes. I ended up moving to the west side of the farm to try and get ahead of him and a couple hours later, he stood up from his bed less than 80 yards from me in the timber and came running down the trail to me after some light rattling and a couple snort wheezes. Stopped him at 30 yards between a narrow spot in the trees and let the arrow go. The arrow was deflected slightly by a branch I did not see and making my shot on this buck questionable. Making the right decision I decided not to travel him that evening and I would come back the next morning with a good friend and his tracking dog. about 30 minutes later we were looking over this magnificent animal!! This will do down as one of my quickest hunts. Sometimes we spend endless hours in a treestand and the next time it all comes together so fast