So yesterday (Oct 27) I'm sitting in my south stand. I'm facing due west. Gusty winds from the SSW were fairly strong. At 8:30am I look over to my right (looking NW) and I see a deer about 70 yards away. Seems like it would smell me but it didn't act like it. So I hit it with the can call and it appears to work my way. But then I loose sight of it behind some trees. I could not locate it at all. I'm looking hard when all of a sudden, from directly behind and almost right under me, I hear a deer alarm snort! It darts aways directly north, to my right and then stops about 50 or 60 yards aways. Dayum!! It's a nice 10-pointer. Needless to say I was bummed. When he moved down the hill, I decided to try to quickly move to my northern stand, upwind of his last location, hoping maybe to intercept him but no luck. I remained there until noon then got some lunch.
I went back to the south stand around 1:30pm. About 4:30pm I see a deer coming in from my left, from the SW. I hit it with the can call and it eventually works right in to my stand. It's a young buck with spike horns. But the spikes have some nubs making it a 6-point. The deer presented me with several perfect shots but I let him walk. I still had the 10-pointer on my mind and there was plenty of time left. Unfortunately, he never showed. Hopefully I can encounter him again this coming weekend.