My good feeling going into Sunday almost proved to be prophetic on Sunday morning. With the warm temps in WI right now, mornings have definitely been the time to be in the tree vs evenings. So yesterday morning, got into my stand about a half hour before light and got settled. Had a doe move past me about 10 minutes later before shooting time, but was encouraged by the early movement. A fog was rising over my marsh/CRP so it took a while for that to burn off. Visibility was not the greatest so didn't see much in the first hour, but it was a gorgeous calm morning. A little after 7:00 AM, I had a doe fawn come into my food plot from the woods behind me at about 35 yards and another adult doe working along the cattail edge 125 yards west of me and between them walked out a pretty nice 9 pt at about 60 yards. He was tracking the doe working along the cattails at a distance just kind of quartering behind her. He was locked on her pretty good and walked out about 125 yards away from me and stopped. I couldn't see the doe anymore so I think she might have bedded down. Meanwhile, I still have a doe fawn working through my plot and suddenly there were 3 doe to the southeast of me and directly east of the buck about 150 yards. The buck was just standing and looking so I was going to try grunt him in, but my pack did not have my grunt call in it. Turns out my 16 month old daughter had been in my pack and taken it out. So I grabbed my rattle bag and rattled a few times. That got his attention, but didn't get him to move. The other doe just ignored the rattling. I rattled a bit more and got him to look and turn toward me, but he didn't move far. I didn't think he was going to leave the doe so I thought I'd try a snort wheeze. Just did the call with my mouth and his head snapped around and he immediately took about 10 steps in my direction. All of the doe were still just going about their business and milling about. The doe fawn from my plot had moved out into the grass to the south of me. I waited until he turned his head away and I snort wheezed again. This time, he started coming on a steady walk in my direction. He got out about 50 yards directly SW of me and started rubbing on a little popple tree. He then came a bit further, but abruptly turned toward the doe to the east and started walking on one of my mown trails away from me. I turned my head facing away and snort wheezed again. He jerked around and started walking toward me on my other mown trail. 50 yards, 40, 35 coming right at me on the trail. Right before the food plot at about 30 yards, he stopped and looked up and pegged me. He stared for a few seconds and then abruptly trotted back toward the doe. Busted. He didn't spook badly and just chased the doe around a bit before going away into the CRP, but he definitely knew I wasn't something that was normally there. It was a very exciting encounter and the first time I had a deer react to a snort wheeze so it was pretty cool. He wasn't huge, probably 130" 9 give or take a couple inches, but the excitement and adrenaline had me shaking for a bit afterwards. Hopefully the cooler weather toward the end of this week gets the deer moving more. I don't think the rut has really got going full swing yet by me from what I've observed so should be a good weekend. Hope to sneak out a time or two in the evening this week, but tougher with daylight savings now. Good luck to everyone else!