“If you wouldn't have known that I had shot him already, you wouldn't know he had been hit,” Cocannouer said.
The buck hung back for a few minutes but then walked by close enough to give Cocannouer another chance.
Cocannouer's first arrow had struck the deer but was high, missing the vital organs and going through the animal. The second shot was true.
Cocannouer, 32, didn't anticipate what would happen next. Photos of the buck were posted and shared on Facebook. Word also spread that there was a video of the hunt.
Cocannouer said Thursday he has received eight inquiries from national companies with outdoor shows including Cabela's, Bass Pro, Realtree and others about buying the video of the hunt.
No one will make him a firm offer until they have viewed it, but Cocannouer said one company told him it has paid as much as $30,000 for similar video.
Meanwhile, Cocannouer hired an attorney to ensure the copyright and has the video locked away in a gun safe.
Cocannouer said the circus surrounding the video has been kind of a headache, but he probably will sell it to someone.
“I don't know exactly what I am going to do with it,” he said. “It's absolutely nuts. I just wanted to go hunting and this is just something that happened.”