Our party has had pretty good success this gun season. So far we've got 5 deer, all bucks: one nubbin by a youngster, my biggest buck, my cousins first deer, and two other baskets.
I shot mine yesterday morning (Wednesday) around 9:15. I was sitting in a stand overlooking a marsh when the farmer came and started to plow the field that runs along the edge of the marsh. He came pretty close to the marsh and must have bumped these deer from their beds; they weren't that spooked but I don't think they would have been up moving that late in the morning. I was watching a forkhorn through the scope about 150 yards away and wasn't going to shoot until a bigger one stepped into view. I pulled the trigger once and pulled the gun back up to see that they were still standing there looking at me. I shot again and saw the bigger one hunch up and head into some thick stuff where I couldn't see him. I waited about an hour and had my cousins come help me look for him, which happened almost instantly. The pictures don't really do him justice since the most impressive part is the mass. He has an 18.5" spread and 5.5" bases. This buck has to be at least 4.5 years old, but I don't think it's out of the question for him to be 6.5. The first picture is with my cousins first deer. This year I've shot my first turkey and buck with a bow, as well as my biggest buck with a rifle. I think its a fitting way to go out before I go into the service and can't hunt my stomping grounds for a couple years!!
You can take my gun, from my cold dead hands.