I remember my first kill like it was yesterday. It was a cool fall morning several years ago. I had set up on a nice spot but saw nothing. It was approaching lunch time and I decided to head back up the hill. As I was going up the hill I came accross a trail that was pretty worn with alot of tracks on it. The thought came to me that maybe I should walk down the trail nice and slow and see if I come accross something. So I head down this trail. As I came over the hill I saw a 2 point buck ( or 4 point in whitetail launguage). He was walking about 20 yards below me stopping to eat here and there. I pulled my 1988 Hoyt Ram Hunter back set my sites and released. I must of flinched because I hit him in the back lungs. Back then the arrows didn’t travel as fast and the arrow only went in about 12 inches. He took off running and I could see my arrow in his side bouncing up and down. I was excited, I gave it 30 min (really 15 because I couldn’t wait) and started down hill to track him. Because my arrow didn’t go through the other side and it was plugging up the other side he wasn’t bleeding that much. I ended up going down to the last place I saw him run. I was able to find some blood and started tracking. After 30 yards of tracking I lost the blood trail. I stood there staring at the ground trying to find more blood. Just as I was about to sit down, I saw a movement to my left and it was the deer I shot about 15 yards away lying there watching me the whole time. I was too busy looking for blood to even notice him. My arrow had penetrated one lung but hadn’t made it to the other. He had managed to fall down and push my arrow straight down and out his underbelly. I knew that it may be awhile before he passed so I put another arrow in him right behind the shoulder. It took another 5 min and he was done. What a day. I was glad to see that he didn’t manage to split his guts and all the meat was fine. That year my dad had taken his 5th wheel up and we processed the deer the next day up there. It was a great experience one that I will never forget.