Epic fight yesterday morning. We watched the 10pt on the left run bucks & does around on Saturday evening. Sunday morning, this big buck who wrecked our corn feeder a month ago showed up with his own attitude. The two boys bristled up at each other and started to walk past one another when they locked up fighting. Not sure if a "smaller buck" even knows he is smaller. They are all on testosterone-fueled, rut rage and pretty much don't give any other buck much leeway. Best part? We had a bowhunter in a stand not 20 yards away from this street brawl. And, the sounds of it brought another 5 or 6 big bucks in. They all then chased a hot doe around this hunter's stand for the next 30 minutes. Gave everyone clear evidence why the rut is so hard on bucks. They all look ragged and just plain worn out. What a great experience for our hunter - it's not something we see every year! ______ #buckfight#streetbrawl#rut#whitetaildeer#buckfever#monsterbuck#outdoorphotography#wildlife#deerseason#hicotexas#sierramesaranch
After a morning with no deer in sight, our hunter grunted and the buck on his hit list walked out of the brush 100 yds away & headed straight toward his tripod stand. His arrow passed through perfectly (later we saw it had not hit any bone!) and the buck jumped but didn't run ~ 5 yard recovery! Today, he will process all the venison, freeze it and take it home tomorrow! Congratulations on a great buck and "perfect" hunt! ______ #bigbuckdown#redarrows#Bowhunter#deerhunter#therut#texas_ig#texashunting#hicotexas#sierramesaranch
“Away” by Amy Bloom is waiting for some lucky reader to find in this lovely reading nook at #theupstairsinn in Hico Texas! ... ⭐️ About the book: 'Away' is the story of young Lillian Leyb. Her family murdered in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way. In 1920s New York she is taken under the wing of a famous theatrical impresario, but then she finds out that her daughter, Sophie, may still be alive, and so Lillian sets off to find her . . . . . . . .