The date nights I have with my wife have changed quite a bit over 15 years of marriage, but this may have been the best! Sure, it’s not what I imagine most folks think we do… But it is!
Not only time together talking, laughing and carrying on, but filming my wife bagging her biggest whitetail ever. That’s right, Christmas Eve, my wife and I grabbed our camera, Intercept crossbow and jumped into the Nature blind.
We had been out the night before and were hoping to get my wife her yearly spike. That’s what she usually does out on the ranch, is take care of culling the spikes. This year, however, would be different.
We saw this big 8-point with hay bale wire wrapped in his horns and, after aging him, realized he needed to be culled as well. We didn’t get the opportunity that night…but Christmas Eve? That was a different story. We waited them out, saw a number of great young bucks, but finally the big bruiser came in.
My camera work isn’t great but, thankfully, my wife’s shooting is!! My wife has never shot a buck that big and was elated. We may not have the traditional date nights that other husbands and wives share, but I wouldn’t change ours for anything in the world.