around 5 tonight I heard "crunch crunch crunch" coming from the hillside infront of me, sure enough here comes a doe followed closley by a buck and the buck had his buddy with him which was a spike, kinda odd I thought. but anyway I thought the bucks and doe were going to pass out of range so I gave a few loud grunts with no reaction from the buck but the doe was curious she began moving her head all over trying to find out where it came from finally she walks down the hill about 35 yards from me and right on her tail was the buck. the buck was walking right behind her at 35 yards so I held behind the shoulder and squeezed the trigger. "Thud" boy was I excited when I heard this untill I realized my arrow had struck a sappling infront of the buck. man did I blow a chance at a nice buck when all I had to do was try to stop him.