I’m just over the freaking moon. This is my biggest deer to date and only 3rd season hunting. This guy showed up on Halloween 10am or so on cam and never saw him prior.. I sat for the PM on Halloween with the rain stopping . Had this guy right underneath me hot on a doe and ended with no shot opportunity. Hoping he would show again. I thought he was the 8 pointer I had on cam originally, now knowing obviously not. I then Decided to basically sit all day today with my first signs of rut action. Let me tell you it was a drag! no action alll damn day. I even got indecisive between staying in my stand or the blind and went to the blind for a little while. Well Thank God I decided to go back to my stand. Just around sunset I let a few grunts out( I can’t really say if the grunts worked or not to bring him in) . But I had 2 does and button buck down wind behind me coming closer. little did I know this buck was there as well until I heard him grunting at the does. At this point I’m going; “ not again a shooter buck for me with in range but not shot op. Not again!!” Well for some reason the button buck and the one doe went off in another direction and the one doe stayed munching at the food block in front of me. This buck decided to come out in front of me sorta heading to wards the doe and gave me a beautiful but tight quartering away shot at about 15 yds and I hit both lungs. Boy did he make some noise crashing through those woods. It also was my first time using a Rage broadhead on the Xbow. Definitely had no problem finding blood. Great blood trail. Ended up with this beautiful cow of a 7 pointer. Also looks like to me maybe past his prime? I’m sure a lot of you would know better than myself. Can’t wait to have him mounted!!