Been very interesting in the woods this season... 3 weeks ago was sitting in my stand and had a doe move in with 2 lil ones from directly in front of me when she stopped 20 yds out and kept looking behind me on the other side of the ravine as i stood ready waiting for a broadside shot. All hell broke out as 2 bucks started clashing went on for 10 mins... 8 pt threw the 6 off the cliff into the creek bed 10-15 feet below... ran down after him and the continued to clash.. up and down the stream they went. The doe and 2 lil ones watched, one on each hip of her. Then to my left a doe jumped out of the creekbed and the 6 came up chasing her. The 8 was fast after but when got up looked at the doe i was still keyed on, walked over and blasted at her head with his antlers, she ran off with 1 lil one and the other had moved over and started snacking on some corn i laid out, the 8 then walked over to the young one and smacked him in the hind end and threw him off the pile. This was a great story going on and this young 8 was fun to watch so i shot him and he took off... waited 30 mins and started following blood trail... arrow straight threw could see blood coming out of both sides while trailing the blood... and blood everwhere... 800-1000 yds later in a power line blood ended with some huge clots so i searched an additional 6 hours... no deer. Was sick about it all week. Went back followin weekend and same doe came in and i stuck her... 8 yards from my tree... she ran 20 yards off and she was down... now in freezer. Played hookie Friday morning since it was 7-10 days from 2nd full moon of equinox.. and as i started climbing up tree 2 bucks started going at it 80-100 yards away on hill side behind me... was trying to be quiet but swore i made more noise then a rooster farm at the crack of dawn.... lol. got up to 35 ft... got confortable pulled up crossbow and they are still going at it. this went on from 6:20am to 7:10am... at which time a large 10 came from accross the street and chased both off.... he was made as hell... spent the next 30 mins smashing every branch, small tree and shrub in site working the whole hill side where those young ones were fighting... this was off to my right and behind me... then i hear another coming in from the left snorting and stomping moving in on this big boy and i believe it was the big 12 i have been chasing... at 7:40 i decide to bust out the grunt call and let out two short youth buck grunts waited 20 secs and did one mature grunt. not 2 mins later a nice buck came down from in front of me and was trying to figure out what was going on. Sneaking in looking off behind me at that big 10 trashing the trees... he got to 20 yds... i didn't want to take him knowing what was behind me but his body was thick and i had the perfect shot... pow.... he takes off back up the hill... slamiing into trees... finally i see him coming down the hill head over heels.. and down he was 50-60 yds to my left. called the land owner to let him know i had it down and the big 12 spotted me and took off... the 10 snorted and followed the 12.... so bad news is i took the smallest of 3.... good news i got meat... weighed 215 field dressed... so plenty of meat for freezer. enjoy the pics. Friday night was hunting for another doe with my bro off of my right side about 80 yds... was trying to stay awake and at 6 pm had to move so stood up stretched broke off a branch from tree next to me started shaking it and rubbing it on the other branch... smaking them shaking them... for about 30 secs... my bro was wondering what i was doing... not 5 mins later 2 bucks came up hill looking to see what was going on... looking everywhere... then started to move off to my right... i grunted a couple times and they moved within 20 yds... finally i hear my bros bow go off as he was to my left... then the 2 bucks moved off... called him and he had a big 8 come in from other side of hill trying to figure out what was going on and kept looking and moving in on me... so me trying something to keep me awake drew 3 nice bucks in... unfortunatly my bro found his 8 after flying off down the hill... hit rocks and broke both antlers off... we never found them... but the elevation of the hill is about 450ft and it took us 2 hours to pull him up... with a cart... sometimes crawling to get a grip... so great weekend... sorry i don't have picks for his.... was slightly smaller then mine. Cross your fingers that the 10 and 12 make it threw the year... lol.