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Author Topic: Part 4/ Master of his Domain  (Read 872 times)

Offline 3 beard

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Part 4/ Master of his Domain
« on: February 28, 2014, 12:51:53 PM »
Master of his Domain (Part 4)
By; David Orlowski
 
       Solomon remained frozen in position so as not to give away his presence. Even though close to the security of his bedding area the buck remained wary. He'd move ahead a few steps at a time, then stop and sniff the air currents for any sign of danger. Nothing wrong as he stretched out his neck and sniffed the ground either. So he moved forward nearing his bed, slower now, nose to the ground.
       With the buck within eight yards now, Solomon could see the tips of the big antlers moving slowly through the sparse brush. But just before he stepped into a small opening the huge whitetail stopped and began working over a small beech sapling. While watching the buck shred the sapling Solomon tried to keep his own nerves under control and readied for the draw of his bow. Is this really going to happen he thought, this deer is so close to home, so close to safety. Tension was running high, who would win this round.
      Finally the buck eyed up his handy work and stepped forward as Solomon came to full draw in one fluid motion. Followed by the release which sent the arrow flashing across the short distance of seven yards.  A second later he saw the arrow parting hair and heard a loud thump as the arrow entered just behind the front leg into the lung area. A second later he watched as the buck did a ''mule kick'' and jumped sideways and stood trying to figure out what had happened.
     The buck turned and walked out of sight into the bedding area with its tail flicking. Solomon had seen this reaction before and knew he'd made a lethal hit. He continued to listen but heard nothing more as the forest fell silent. Then he leaned back against the tree as emotions ran through his head that he had truly beaten his challenger at his own game. I'll just sit back and give it some time so as to make sure he's down for good.
     Twenty minutes later he climbed down and followed the trail into the bedding area. He noticed a few drops of blood spattered on the snow covered leaves after moving a few yard along the path. Ten yards further as he crested a small knoll he saw the buck piled up a few feet short of his bed. Then as he held the massive antlers in his hands and admired his prize he noticed where the arrow had pierced the bucks left side and exited on the opposite. Just the type of shot I expect from myself, he said out loud.  I'd expect nothing less from myself on a trophy like this. Then as he stood up and grasp one antler in his hand and began the drag and old thought came to mind. As in nature, you only need let your guard down for a second, make one error and you are no longer the master of your domain. \

                                                                                                                  The End 
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Re: Part 4/ Master of his Domain
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 07:46:55 PM »
As you can see, I read all 4 parts at one time, is that cheating? I have the mountain  man book and truly enjoyed it, my father has it now and is enjoying it. Thanks Dave
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Re: Part 4/ Master of his Domain
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 08:26:54 PM »
I read all 4 parts, too, one right after the other.  Good read!
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Re: Part 4/ Master of his Domain
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 11:05:51 AM »
I red all 4 parts and really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Part 4/ Master of his Domain
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2014, 08:24:44 AM »
Just re-read the 4 part series, it was still good the 2nd time around.   Seems like I was right there, watching.
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