We got baled last night so good to go for this morning, when i got up visability was nill so i had second thoughts about going out.
Anyway i did and as soon as the sun appeared things got better , i could hear barking in the wood behind me and it kept getting louder so i thought there was a good chance something might present itself.
About 20 mins had passed and everything had gone quiet, i was trying to attract the deer in the wood with the buttalo to no avail and at one pont thought that i had over cooked it then i heard cracking of twigs behind me.
5 mins later the buck which i had not seen before appeard 20yds behind me, impossible for a shot due to loads of cover and branches between us.
I dearn't call move or breathe as he had to pass me to get a clean shot, seemed like an age before he moved i reccon he could smell my sticks at the bottom of the tower.
He decided to proceed and i waited untill i got a good broad side as i wanted the cape. i was unsure about using the ultra mag so close which i had took out for spikers so i let him get out to around 100yds flicked the safety off and squeezed.
The buck never knew what hit him, but the exit was harsh as it had clipped the other shoulder and there was middling of damage.
He has a nice tall even looking head, also with a bit of span that is rare with the bucks i shoot around here.