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8-Point Buck Walks Right Up and Sniffs the Muzzle of Hunter's Rifle

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An Arkansas women was hunting in Missouri when a decent eight-point buck walked right up for a feature film, so she let it keep walking.

We all do it: strive to take into account the amazing sense of smell, eyesight, and pure wild animal instinct that a whitetail deer has, and then this happens. One of the best parts of deer hunting is the fact that we can never be sure what will happen when we walk out of the house and enter the haunts of the venerable whitetail knowing full well that they have every advantage to escape.

And then they walk right up to you.

Well, when Arkansas resident Madison Daves went to Missouri to hunt the families lease land, she couldn't have expected to have this kind of experience! As she was walking back from her stand, and across a cut corn field, she thought that she had a shooter buck walking her way.

It just so happened that this nice eight-point wouldn't make her have to chase it, but walk right up and... sniff her good!

Well I finally got to take a few days off from studying and go to our lease in Northwest Missouri for a few days for my first out of state hunt. To say the deer here are a little larger than what I’ve seen in central Arkansas is an understatement. But anyway, let’s get to the real reason I’m posting this. I went out this morning just hoping to get a chance to shoot that buck of a lifetime before heading back home. What I got was so much more. I had hunted and saw some nice deer but decided it was time to head back to the truck. Just as I got out of my blind and started walking I looked across the field and saw what I thought at the time was a shooter. So, I did the only thing I could at that point...squat down in the middle of a fresh cut corn field and wait. Well when he got a little closer I knew he was not the shooter that I was looking for, so i did the next best thing, I pulled out my phone to get a video of him, since it looked as if he might come across in front of me. I have killed some nice deer in the past and I can say this probably tops them all. What happened next I’ve only heard of BUT it’s something I will never forget. Just watch what I got to experience this morning. Missouri you sure didn’t disappoint this 21 year old girl! #MDC#nomadoutdoors#nomadcamo#deaddownwind#missouriwhitetail#primosdoublebullblind#lifestyle#lethimgrow#11/17/2019

Posted by Madison Daves on Sunday, November 17, 2019

Madison said, "I went out this morning just hoping to get a chance to shoot that buck of a lifetime before heading back home. What I got was so much more. I had hunted and saw some nice deer but decided it was time to head back to the truck.

Just as I got out of my blind and started walking I looked across the field and saw what I thought at the time was a shooter. So, I did the only thing I could at that point...squat down in the middle of a fresh cut corn field and wait."

In a stunning turn of events--with a darn nice eight-point in her face--the 21-year-old women let it walk! Talk about a veteran move. Let's hope that the next footage she gets is of a beautiful 10-point laying at her feet and ready for a wall-mount.

Congratulations to Madison and big thanks for the share!

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8-Point Buck Walks Right Up and Sniffs the Muzzle of Hunter's Rifle