I only got the chance to head out for a few days the first week of the season. I live in Jackson, but hunt around mid-Michigan (Merrill, if you've heard of it). Saw quite a few does, one massive buck about 75 yards out. I tried rattling him back, because there are a lot of bucks in the area that I hunt, but to no avail. I did have my first shot at a buck around 30 yards, but I rushed the shot and hit him forward. Tracked blood for about 600 yards, but then lost it. Really frustrated with myself, but I get the chance to head back and hunt this weekend. The property I hunt is surrounded by soybeans and corn fields (my father and grandfather's farms). Great area with lots of deer, but always tends to be more difficult for me in bow season to actually see deer close enough to shoot at. I'm hopefull that this weekend yields something positive. My brother has already taken two 8-points off the same property.