Armed with enthusiasm and a .50-caliber Traditions in-line muzzleloader, Collins finally found a good stand location and set up to wait for daylight. He got comfortable with his back against the trunk of a fir and positioned himself to watch the trail intersection, which was about 20 yards away. And then he listened. Within minutes, he heard movement in the trees directly in front of him. Collins prepared to bring his gun up for a shot, expecting to see a deer step out onto the trail. Nothing materialized, however, and that puzzled him. He blew a few notes on his fawn distress call and waited. A couple of minutes passed, and then in his peripheral vision he picked up movement over his right shoulder. That must be a blacktail, he thought. It never occurred to him that he wasn't the only hunter waiting for deer at the intersection that morning.