I moved here in 2004. This season is the 1st one that I did not get an 8 point or better. I started too late in the rut this year and I did miff a shot opportunity at a large buck under the stand. Crossbow safety clicked and he heard it. Two more steps forward and I would have had him at 10 yards. It didn't happen.
That hunt was probably the most exciting I have ever done. I watched that buck run my does for a good 20 minutes, went by my other stand often. I put up a stand where I got him because it was where he came in the day before and would not come down to my normal stand I hunt out of. Of course this day he went right over to my normal stand.
I thought I would never get a shot at him just like the last time. Finally my does brought him up to me and I arrowed him at 15 yards. I am right handed and had to shoot him left handed, with the Parker Xbow, because of the side of the tree he went by.