Since I haven't made the leap to bow hunting, the month of November is maddening to me waiting for the gun season to open up. I had some time to kill on Tuesday morning around 9:30. I'm still rather new to hunting and havent had a ton of interactions with deer, so I grabbed my bleat can and grunt tube and headed out to Pike Lake State Park in Washington County just to tinker around a bit. This park doesn't allow hunting, so there are quite a few deer on this land and figured I'd stumble across some deer. I walked around for about 30 minutes checking sign, then found a little watering hole that had tracks everywhere. I found a rock to sit on with some cover and started bleating and grunting for about a half hour, nothing came in. Decided to continue walking, walked about 200 yards and kicked one up, and it ran off. I quickly hid behind a HUGE oak tree (probably 5 feet in diameter) and gave a couple of bleat/grunt sequences. After about 5 minutes, I heared some crunching, poked my head around the trunk of the tree, and saw a nice tall 7 pointer looking my way about 50 yards from me. I grunted a few times, then hit the can again, the can really got his attention and he started walking right for me. I was downwind from him and only about 20 yards from him at this point, then he started walked around the tree to try to get downwind from me. It worked, he smelled me and bolted out. Hit the can a couple more times, a minute later, here he comes again trotting right back in. Pretty much the same sequence, this time a couple of staredowns with me before he walked off. It was about time for me to get going, but I figured I'd hit the bleat can one more time just to see if I could get him to come back again, sure enough, here he comes for the third time. Really needing to get going at this point, so I got pretty aggresive with my grunt calls to see if I could get a different reaction from him, but I really didnt, just a couple of stomps and he ran off. Pretty fun morning and got me my deer fix that I wont be getting for a few more weeks.