First ever buck/deer, free handed throat shot

I had come down from the stand to go home, stepped out to the left of the field and there he was, staring at me. We stared at each other for a few minutes.

I took a photo asking my friend’s husband to make sure I could shoot him, I didn’t get a response. I decided I’d ask for forgiveness later and I shot him.

I was shocked at the size of him when I got close to him after I shot him. It was so exciting! I have such a feeling of accomplishment. I can’t wait to go again