Bismarck Students of the Hunt: Hunter Dugal

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Today’s hunting story comes from junior, Hunter Dugal.  Hunter talks about his trophy buck in his own words below.

“I shot my buck on October 21st during bow season. I had been watching this buck since late summer on my trail camera and wanted to get to him early before rifle season began. I knew he would start covering a lot of ground once the rut hit and didn’t want him getting shot by someone else. I went out to hunt that evening and decided to hunt in my uncle’s tree stand. I busted 5 deer in the field while walking in but never saw the one I had been after. I sat for a little over an hour when 5 bucks came out of the thicket. I could tell by how they were acting there was something following them. A few seconds later, I saw him. It has the buck I had been seeing for months. I ranged him at 33 yards, got the position, drew back, and shot. I knew the shot was good because I saw the arrow still stuck behind his front shoulder as he ran away. I stayed put until dark and then backed out for 2 hours. I went back and found him after looking for 20 minutes. He ran about 100 yards from where I shot him. I was happy I got the one I had been waiting on and glad that passing on other smaller deer had paid off. This was the first buck I shot with my new bow.”