With October just around the corner, it’s probably a safe bet that your heart, soul, and mind are already in the treestand somewhere. However, many hunters across the nation have been extremely busy over the past few weeks turning hopes and dreams into reality. In fact, Nick Brumley of Kentucky recently punched a gaping arrow hole through an early-season monster that would make any hunter’s jaw drop.
For several weeks, Brumley had been capturing some very impressive trail-cam pictures of this velvet-coated bruiser on some farmland in Jefferson County. The deer was sticking to a fairly predictable bedding to feeding pattern during the late evening hours. With opening day rapidly approaching, Brumley was very confident that his stand location would generate a close encounter with the top-heavy shooter. However, the anxious hunter’s first evening in the field was not very productive. He decided to stay out of the area during the early morning hours and focus more on the late evening hunts. Consequently, this strategy paid off the next evening when Brumley’s buck showed up just before dark. The deer jumped a fence and slowly started working its way across the field and into bow range.