Well, deercation ended without releasing an arrow. I passed a couple good up and coming bucks, had a couple shooter bucks give me the slip. I had one dead to rights at 6 yards walking quartering away, but as I started to draw, he spooked forward a couple steps and looked back. There was a small tree blocking his vitals so I couldn't get the shot. Saturday morning, I had that young 9pt walk by perfectly broadside at 15 yards, but I had decided to take my gun out for the first time in about 5 years. I would have shot him if I had my bow, but I was hoping to get a shot at that big 5X3 I have running around. Luck would have it, that big buck came out on the neighbors property at about 120 yards away and I didn't even realize it was him until later. All in all, it was a good week in the woods and considering I did all my hunting on my 40 acres, I was pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of my encounters. I'll still be out there trying to get one on the ground as the season progresses. My soybean plot should be dynomite in the late season, I just hope some of my target bucks will make it though gun season.