There are lots of people who will never see a deer in the woods, my brother being one of them. I once sat him in a stand about 500 yards from mine and could clearly see him sitting there. There were 8 does and yearlings feeding in the clearing between him and I and he never saw them.
Dead center facing the camera. Walking right to left.
This is one of many photos I use to teach my kids, they all saw this in no time, and for 10,9,8 I thought that was pretty good.
Here is the very first one I showed them, mind you that htere is 2 deer in this one.
For just a moment I was tempted to use my rangefinder. I think for it to work, however, I'd have to take my monitor outside and set it across the street (in one of the neighbor's yards) at about the approximate distance the deer is in the pic. It's presently raining ... might ruin the monitor.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....