Well, my misadventures continue. In my stand on the east side of the property today. Early this evening, probably a hour and a half before sunset, a spike and a little 3 came down the trail, past me at 15 yards. Never looked over. About 15 min. later, here comes a doe. When she's about 20 yards from my best opening on that trail, she stops. As she's checking things out, I can just barely see another deer through the leaves/branches. After a min. or so, the doe moves off the trail and comes straight at me. Gets in to 10 yards, and keeps to my right uphill from my tree. The buck following comes right down to the place she stopped, and seemed to be making up his mind. He wasn't any bigger than the buck I passed on a while ago, but lighter colored and thicker antlers. Not really what I've been looking for, but with tag soup from last year still on my mind, I decided if he comes down the trail, I'm gonna shoot him. Of course, he turns to his left and follows the doe. He came in towards me, and stops at about 15 yds. Covered up with a branch full of leaves, but no way to raise the bow and aim with a doe within 10 yards and clear. Soon, they both bolt back up the hill. Still had the wind, didn't move, what happened? In another min. I hear noise below me. Soon here somes a bowhunter with a climing stand on his back. It was early for the deer to be moving, but pretty late (IMO) to be setting up a climber. I've been hunting this place for 10 years. In that time, I've seen only 2 other hunters in archery season. This guy made it 3, and I know why the deer stopped and then bolted back up the hill.