I have had this Virginia deer on camera since July/August and then he disappeared in mid Sept for about 3-4 weeks and I was a bit depressed to say the least. I think he was hitting a soy ben field about a half mile from my property. Anyway he started showing up again in October and I figured my chances were better than even on killing him.
After seeing him on camera in shooting light on the 11ths (note the temperature) and on camera again on the 19th, I decided to sit a stand about 150 yards in the woods from the field this evening since the temperature had dropped about 20 degrees from previous days (in the mid 80's) and was in the low 60's (much like it had on the 11th. Long story short I got lucky tonight.
Roughed him out at 156 gross for the 6x6 frame and another 6 inches of trash or 162 total.