So I'm up in a ladder stand today and a herd of about 15, including 3 bucks, approach the stand from the brush. As they get close, one begins to stare at me. It eventually stops staring, but then another starts. There's always at least one watching, and I can't move so I can't draw. Since they are still milling in the brush, my shot has to be perfect. A doe wanders directly below my stand, and I'm needing more venison, but if I draw, they'll all bolt. Finally all but the bucks wander off, but none of them get into my shooting lane. (None of the herd ever got out into the field. ) I never took a shot. I feel kind of stupid, and my wife laughed at me, but I just felt I couldn't draw without spooking all of them. At the same time, I didn't do any better by not drawing. Does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with a herd?