- Jun 4, 2011
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This hunt was a first for me on several fronts, it was my first whitetail hunt, my first time in a tree stand and my first trip to Nebraska. What an experience it was, even though I didn't get off a shot, after six mornings and six evenings in a tree stand I came away with a better understanding of how whitetail hunting from a tree stand works. I had several things working against me, it was early season, it was not during the rut and I had no experience hunting from a tree stand. It took me a couple of days to get over my fear of heights and to get comfortable being 20 feet up in a tree that was swaying in the wind most of the time. Even with the odds stacked against me I still had several nice 8 point bucks walk by me at 30yds unfortunately they were both just on the other side of a barb wire fence that I was told was off limits, you guys have no idea how hard it was to hold off on those shots! It was just so cool to have so many deer walk right by me or under me and not have a clue I was there, mostly does. The guide said I can come back during the rut if I would like but Nebraska is one heck of a long drive for this So. Cal. kid! I just wanted to share a little part of my Nebraska adventure with ya'll.............for some reason I'm having trouble uploading pictures, hopefully I can share a few when I get the problem resolved.