January 03 at 11:50am
After seeing 2 nice bucks and a small spike in a field the week before after dark. I decided to go to a stand just inside the woods off that field the next week on December 21. At about 8:30AM a small spike came out into the shooting lane. He kept watching behind him so I figured there was more deer with him. After watching him for about 15-20 minutes 2 nice 8 points stepped out in the shooting lane. I put the crosshairs on what appeared to be the biggest one and squeezed the trigger of my 270WSM anchoring the buck in his tracks. The 8 point had a nice symmetrical rack with a 17 3/4 inside spread.