FIRST DAY OF VACATION
10/31/2008~ I had worked hard all week and was very excited to be on vacation the first week of november. I went home packed all my stuff loaded. Took a scent free shower and went to deer camp! 11/01/2008~The next morning I woke up on time (5:00am) drank my coffee, got dressed and headed to the stand. It was a cool morning with a foul skunk smell throughtout the woods. I walked in the moonlight to the stand. Down the old logging road 2.5 miles and climbed into my ladder stand on the edge of a one year old clear cut. As the sunrise, I seen two does come right under the stand. They kept looking back and then suddenly, a huge buck broke from the brush and ran all the two does off without a chance for a shot. I grabbed my can call and turned it, cupping one end and directing the sound in the direction the deer went. When suddenly to my right, i hear a deer running. It was a nice buck! He stopped at the edge of the clear cut to my right and put his nose in the air, in the direction toward the other deer went. He stood there for 10 minutes like a statue with only his head sticking out of the thicket and steam rising from his nose. He grunted once and steped in to the thicket. I couldnt see him any more so I took the can call again and slowly tipped it over, directing the sound away from where he went into the pines. I was looking for any movement, when suddenly he ran to the center of the clear cut at eighty yards and thats where he expired.