The bowhunter who shared the post says he had the buck decoy set up only 11 yards in front of him . . . during an open gun season!
Sure enough, a gun hunter apparently came in, saw the faux deer and fired away. The bowhunter was lucky he wasn’t in the line of fire.
Warning: Hunters, decoys should be used only during archery-only seasons. And never place a decoy (buck or doe) within sight of a road. Why? Because most poachers do their dirty work from the seat of a car or truck. If there’s any chance another hunter might sneak into your ambush location, be sure to hunt from a treestand. At least you won’t be down on the decoy’s level in case someone takes a shot. Be careful out there!