As Hunter Takes His Aim, He Spots A Scarf That Makes Him Stop Cold In His Tracks
LifeAspire Staff 3/27/2017
Brian Powers quietly walked through the woods of Wisconsin the day after Thanksgiving, armed with his rifle and cell phone. Adorned in camo and "hunter safety orange," Brian was out deer hunting and enjoying nature. He had just set up for the day in his blind, but what he saw in the distance startled the steady-handed hunter.
With his gun ready to fire at the next deer that crossed his path and into his line of sight, Brian couldn't believe what emerged before him. It was a breathtaking young buck who hadn't yet sprouted antlers, only tiny nubs.
But there was something different about this deer that caught Brian's eye.
When Brian spied the deer, he instantly dropped the barrel of his gun - deciding he wasn't going to shoot the creature. That's because the deer was wearing a brightly colored blaze orange scarf around its neck.
The buck wasn't making a fashion statement for deer season. Rather, someone was trying to protect him.
Blaze orange is commonly known as the hunter safety color. It helps people who are hunting, dogs used for hunting and outdoor enthusiasts stand out and be easily spotted amongst the foliage - to avoid being shot.
So Brian whipped out his cell phone instead. He began shooting video, not bullets, of this surprise visitor. His footage has impressed many viewers.
"All of a sudden, here comes a deer, and he has an orange scarf on. And he just kept walking and I said, ‘Oh my, he must be somebody's pet or being fed by someone or being taken care of by somebody.
Right when he got parallel on the logging road to where I was off the road, he stopped and turned and looked right at me and I said, ‘Wow, this is unbelievable,' so then I called him over and he walked right in."
The deer's friendly nature led Brian to believe that he was an orphaned fawn being raised as a pet. He wasn't skittish and hung out with Brian for 10 minutes, even allowing Brian to rub its head.
Eventually, he wandered off, only to return later that afternoon. But before the deer took off for the night, Brian gave him a piece of advice.
"Keep your head low man; make sure people see that orange, alright?"
Here's Brian's video of his up-close encounter with the docile deer.
Brian told WKRC-TV that there was no way he would have shot the friendly fawn, especially if it was being raised as someone's pet. He hopes no one else takes a cheap shot at him either.
In addition, Brian said he's looking forward to the next deer season to see how much the orange-wearing deer has grown. He claims he was the luckiest hunter in the woods the day he came face to face with the deer that let him pet it. Can you believe Brian's run in with this magnificent creature?