Deer Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Quickest Escapes I've Witnessed
Hey there, fellow bowhunters and lovers of the unexpected! Gather 'round the virtual campfire, because I've got some tales that'll make you laugh, cry (from laughing), and nod in understanding. Let's chat about those deer that have given me the slip in the most comedic ways.
You see, I've always prided myself on my stealth. Camo? Check. Quiet footsteps? You bet. Ability to sit still for hours? Well... mostly. But, sometimes, those deer pull a Houdini act that leaves me baffled.
The Zig-Zag Zapper
Picture this: I'd been tracking a buck, a big one. He was meandering, munching on grass, seemingly oblivious to the world. Perfect, right? I got into position, drew my bow, and just as I was about to release... BAM! This buck starts zig-zagging like he's in an action movie dodging explosions. I kid you not, it was like he'd suddenly remembered he left the oven on at home.
The Dramatic Doe
Then there was the doe. Oh, this doe. She stood so gracefully, sunlight filtering through the trees, illuminating her. It was like a scene from a Disney movie. I was half expecting her to break into song. As I carefully lined up my shot, she did something unexpected: She sneezed. Loudly. Startled herself, then proceeded to bolt like she'd seen a ghost. Or maybe she just realized she was the star of the show and wanted no part in my narrative.
Dancing Deer Disco
And who could forget the group of deer that stumbled upon my hidden Bluetooth speaker? Yep, I left it on by accident, tucked in a bush. Out of nowhere, an upbeat 80s track started playing (don't judge my playlist), and I swear, those deer did a double-take and then started bobbing their heads. Were they dancing? Were they confused? Probably a bit of both. Safe to say, I didn't get a shot off that day, but I got a memory that still cracks me up.
Last but not least, the fawn. This little one had spunk. I wasn't aiming for it, just observing. But the moment I adjusted my position, it was like a starting pistol went off. That fawn sprinted away with the speed of an Olympic athlete. I couldn't help but imagine it training for the "Forest Animal Olympics" and achieving the gold medal in the 100m dash.
So, my dear friends, what's the lesson here? Always expect the unexpected. Those deer? They've got a sense of humor and, apparently, a knack for perfect timing.
Have your own hilariously quick escapes or deer tales? Share 'em! We could all use a good laugh. And remember, it's not just about the shot, but the stories we gather along the way. 🏹🦌😂