STOKED! :big_smile: Had a very memorable hunt today! Today was the second day of the second firearms season for antlerless deer only. I still had a tag burning a whole in my pocket. I know it's antlerless only, but I was still excited to get to go. The day kinda expectantly began very...ho-hum. Nearly full moon. Gnarly front moving through. Crazy weather. It started out at 45 degrees this morning, and topped out over 60 degrees. The wind was SW 20 mph sustained with gusts over 40 mph. By 5 o'clock tonite, it was already below freezing, and raining ice. Gonna get down to 15 degrees tonite. So, we weren't sure how it was gonna turn out. Me, and my buddy jga (BOC member), had an objective for the day. The plan was to get video footage of him killing a deer with his .44 mag Ruger. We poured over Google Earth, checked the weather over and over, and decided where to set up, and our strategy for the day. We were to sit by the pond 'till we get bored, then walk the fence lines in hopes of jumping a deer. 5:30 am, we are positioned at the southern tip of the pond on the north side of the property. It's a milo field runs east and west, being 2000 yards long, and 500 yards wide. Nothing there but a small creek that runs through the north end, and turns to make the south border. It sits between two cornfields. 6:30 am, a rabbit, that was apparently sleeping at my feet woke up, realized I was there, and exploded. Ran through my stuff, and bounced off my leg. 9:30 am, I decide to stretch my leg, and stalked around the pond. No deer, but it is the lair of a buck. You could tell not only by all the rubs, but you could smell it in the air. It reeked of buck. 10:30 am we decide to stalk the north fence line. A few old tracks, but no recent signs of deer movement. We drop some of our gear off at the truck about 11, and begin to stalk the south treeline. 11:45 am...(we stalked this side slowly) Put on a fresh coat of acorn scent, and creeped up through the trees. About 300 yards into the stalk, I see two mature bucks running directly at us out of the corn field. We almost got run over, as the bucks ran straight through the trees within about 20 feet of us. By this time, both of us had our cameras ready to roll. Got a few pictures of some very respectable bucks. The biggest deer ever to be within easy killing distance...and they stayed there. I guess they caught a whiff of my acorn scent, because once they passed us, they stopped and started to come back. They dilly-dallied around for a while. Sniffing, looking, pooping. That sort of thing. It was a breathtaking experience for me. Whew. 12:00 am, the bucks make us, and get out of dodge. We continue our stalk...stoked about catching those bucks on film. jga realized that his video camera wasn't rolling. :angry: But...we persevered...plus, I got photos! :cool2: THEN, with no prior warning, 3 antlerless deer run out of the trees about 50 yards up, and tear across the field. I shoot. I miss. :embarassed: I shoot again. I miss again. :embarassed::angry: I begin to whistle to try and stop the deer before they get away. They slow up a little. I shoot again. Deer drops in it's tracks about 100 yards out. jga GOT IT ON VIDEO! The other two decide to head back to the trees. You can hear me say on the tape "I'm out of shells." Then jga pops it with his pistol as it jumps back into the trees. It didn't fall, so he though he missed. With my deer already DOA, we continue the stalk. The deer is sneaking through the trees. Doing it's best to evade us. I'm in the trees, and jga is on the edge of the field. I find a drop of blood, and I say "it's hit." He motioned ahead of me, and I stopped...peeked around a tree, and there it was. Bedded down looking around about 15 yards away. I draw down, and put the finishing touches on it. 2 TAGS FILLED. :big_smile: Here's the pics. A few pics of the pond, some rubs. Some pics of those bucks. And me, and jga's twin button bucks. Two button bucks, but it's still gonna be a very memorable hunt. It's why I like it so much. When the video comes available, I will post it.