Sometimes your luck is not always where you hope it would be, but as long as it’s by your side that is all that matters. After a very exciting but unsuccessful start in Maryland, Peyton headed out to Ohio in search of big country bucks. He had smacked a few does before he left and seen several big bucks but just wasn’t able to put his tag on one. Peyton has now been on his Ohio lease for two years and after putting his time in and some close encounters last year he felt this was his year. Luck had fallen by his side as he arrived right when the rut began to break open while cold air was in place. I had to listen to him for days tell me about all the bucks chasing does and I had nothing going on at home. After three days of hunting and enjoying intense rut action Peyton finally caught a glimpse of a shooter buck on the forth morning. He had the buck in and out of the thicket all morning long and finally after coming back again Peyton was able to let an arrow fly. After two years in the making he carefully aimed and smashed that spitfire right behind the shoulder of the beast only to watch him crash a meager 40 yards away. All the work, all the time, and all the effort had finally paid off.