This evening, so maybe a true TIFU. Public land, bow only. Open area with a pond (not much open space around), had done some walking around, was walking back upwind back to where I had dropped my pack and came over a little hill, saw them to my right, lots of junk in the way. I dropped down and settled as they moved left. Looked like 2 adults and two litters, one of about 5 or 6 multicolored 20 pounders, and another of about 10 pounders all 6-8 of them looking like mini Jersey cows. Soon after this photo was taken I was spotted as I was out in the open on a goat trail. I was debating the shot but I was expecting them to settle down as I was absolutely motionless and at the ready, but they gave me the ole high sign and went back right. Shot was about 45-50 yards (my rangefinder was broken!!) They weren't totally spooked so I went to my right behind a little ridge, spotted some more. Different bunch from the same sounder as I only moved less than 100 yards - at least 2 adults - one yellow and one black grazing on fresh grass. Was 20 yards out but lots of bushes so no clear shot. Another 10 feet to my left and it would have been over. They slipped into a thicket never to be seen or heard again.