A Hunter meets God

The noise startled him. He was almost asleep from the cold. He sat up in his stand. Out of the brush stepped the biggest buck he ever saw. My god he is at least an eight point. The fur of the beast was a brown as cinnamon. The buck was massive, walking right towards him. His heart was pounding ninety to nothing. He felt it would pop in his chest any second.Raising his rifle he stopped. The buck was looking right at him. The big black eyes rose to meet him. No noise was made, yet a thousand words were said. He could suddenly understand the great buck’s thoughts. This was a peaceful animal who only wanted to survive and live his life as deer do.How long they stared is not known to either the hunter or the buck. As the deer bolted off the hunter knew that what he was doing was wrong. He knew an animal so magnificent should be honored not hunted. Such a beast is a treasure to behold. He watched as the buck walked away.The hunter then climbed down from the stand and walked back to his truck. He opened his glove box and put a package in his pocket.That afternoon when he returned he saw the buck again. This time when their eyes meet he raised the sights up, looked him square in the eye and snapped the most perfect picture of nature he had ever seen.He climbed out of his stand went back to his truck and drove home. When he returned home his son ran out to meet him “Dad did you shoot anything?” to which he replied “I sure did son, lets get this developed and I will show you the most beautiful deer I have ever seen “Eighteen years later a man was telling that very tale to a tourist group at the local zoo. He explained, “My father showed me how to respect and care for nature. I have been doing it ever since. “He took an old battered photograph from his pocket and showed it to the crowd. It was the most magnificent eight point buck any of them had ever seen.

A Hunter meets God


Shreveport, United States

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This is a story that comes from personal experiences



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