Hunter: Stephen Pontzer
Points: 8 (4L, 4R)
I had been very busy preparing for Christmas at the churches I serve, so as I settled in for a rare morning hunt at my Dad’s place, I offered the day and the hunt to God. The morning started early with three traveling does feeding on acorns at 7:15 a.m. At 8 a.m. two deer came tearing through the woods with white tails flashing! Much to my chagrin, they were both doe, but you could just feel something was happening in the deer woods! At 8:20, the does that had passed me started blowing and I thought, “The wind is in my face, they can’t be blowing at me?!” Just as they ceased their symphony, I heard another deer coming. As I turned, unable to locate the source of the footsteps, I heard a low slow grunt. “That’s him,” I thought, as I readied my rifle. He swiftly appeared and I studied his appearance. I quickly identified him from our trail-camera photos as a shooter, and my crosshairs found him as he ghosted through the timber. I picked an opening and squeezed the trigger. I thanked the Good Lord for His many blessings, and a successful hunt.