Robert Cordrey knows his Moultrie trail cameras are great scouting tools, but last year the deer didn’t give him enough time to truly appreciate the benefit. He did come out of it with a neat story, though. Oh, and a great buck.
“My family owns a 75 acre farm in Sussex County, Del., where this deer was taken,” he said. “We have three food plots with clover and we placed my I-40 on the smallest plot near a bottleneck.”
Robert had his camera up several days prior to opening day and planned on checking it after his first morning hunt. He said he simply wanted to see if he was wasting his time at the farm.
“After getting into my stand about an hour before sunrise I heard several deer moving by heading to a bedding area,” Cordrey said. “When daylight finally came I noticed a small rub under my treestand that was not there several days earlier.”
“The arrow hit him perfect and the deer went about 40 yards,” Cordrey said. “After taking pictures I pulled the camera and noticed I had this buck on camera several hours prior to me shooting it. I also noticed that the deer was heading the other direction in the picture.”
“We didn’t even know these deer were around until we got the I-40.”