Monday, May 25, 2020
Red worm, off a dock, in small lake
I actually walked up on this tom. Got to the top of the hill, I looked to the right and saw him fan out then I quickly un-slung my shotgun from my shoulder and shot.
Shot the unicorn from the ground.
The morning of the harvest I watched him bedded down for over 1-1/2 hrs behind me before he got up and came my way.
I dropped this 270-pound Illinois buck at 35 yards. I stayed warm hunting in the Illinois winter thanks to SG!
The last five minutes of daylight with 20 mph winds in my face @ 16 degrees. I could not feel my feet or hands and almost gave up, but out he comes. I took the shot at 65 yards.
It was 10 hours of noodling at needlepoint, but this monster was created to be gutted in a scene in “Big River,” a musical written about Huck Finn recently done at Lakeshore Players in White Bear Lake, Minnesota!