Here are a couple of deer I took during the muzzleloader season in Va.
The ten point was taken the opening day. I had not seen a deer for the first hour and was going to have to leave to help my daughter and family move into their new house. They were nice enough to let me hunt that morning since I can not bow hunt anymore. Have a shoulder that will not allow me to pull the recurve back anymore without pain. But anyway I saw him at a distance and he disappeared into some cedars. I was about to call to him when he reappeared and came to within 30 yards. Of course he ran off to the deepest ravine to expire.
The 8 point was a week later. There must have been a hot doe that came through before daylight because just after first light several bucks came by in the same direction. He was number three and they progessively got bigger. Maybe I should have waited for number 4 but I was tickled to have him. You could tell he was wiser since the first two came by and never suspected a thing. This guy stopped and smelled where I had walked in. I do wear knee high rubber boots , spray down and all the scent prevention measures I can but still get busted by the smart ones.
Hope the pictures post since I've never tried this before.