Had plenty of video of this buck leading up to the season.
Saw him this morning early but he didn't present a shot. He was 'dogging' a doe and they both went across the old logging road too fast to even think about shooting.
They went into the woods and never returned.
Couple Does feeding on a small oat patch I planted in a clearing back in the woods late this evening. It was getting pretty late (5:20 pm) and although there was plenty of shooting 'time' left...it starts getting dark faster back in the woods.
I was watching the Does through my binoculars because one of them was 'alerting' in one direction back towards the woods. That told me that 'something' was likely coming. Sure enough I could see a body slipping between the trees and then the buck popped out in the opening only 75 yds. away.
He was completely broadside and had stopped walking for just a couple of seconds to look at the Does. That was all the time I needed to find him in the scope and tap the trigger. The 7mm-08 did its part and now we have venison for sausage and jerky....yummmm!