The area I hunted this afternoon is fairly open. I am set up in a shelter belt that runs perpendicular to thick cover and bedding area. It is a major travel corridor to adjacent wheat fields. Been hunting this spot for 15 years plus. Travel route very predictable. But this guy had his own ideas. Left the safety of the shelter belt and veered off across open country for several hundred yards to go to a windmill for a drink. Never seen this from a mature or semi mature deer do this with a good 30 minutes of shooting light left. ( I am guessing this a 3 1/2 year old). My first two photos were taken about 75 yards away, and the grainy one at the windmill is probably 250 yards away. He drank his water and worked his way back to the shelter belt but never close to me. I think I would have taken a shot had the opportunity presented itself. Fun hunt just the same.