Tyler and I were driving around his property looking for four legged animals, and as we crested one of the hills this cull buck turned and started at me. It just sat there, looking, as I whipped out the Weatherby Vanguard Carbine, took aim and hit it squarely in the forehead. That has to be one of the least advantageous evolutionary traits, the “deer in the headlights” response.
I didn’t see it (as I was still working through the “follow through” from the shot) but Tyler says he saw the “pink mist” and watched as the antlers of this deer exploded off its head. Seriously, we walked around for a while and could only find one of the antlers. The deer dropped straight down where it stood and that was the end of that.
We field dressed it on the spot and took it in to be made into sausage, and by the time we were done the light had dimmed too far to safely shoot anymore. But for a first day on the hunt three headshots and three clean kills seems like a pretty good day’s work.