I was hunting a field edge bordering a thick bedding area and settled in. Around 4:30, I had an 8-point buck come in about 20 yards broadside, followed by a flock of turkeys. They were at about 50 yards scratching and feeding. To me, I had already had what I’d call a successful hunt. At the right time of year, I think you can drastically improve your odds in the stand by using a deer’s curiosity and aggressiveness to your advantage. I’m big on making noise at this stage in the year. I grunt, rattle, shake limbs, and rake my boots against the bark on the trees. I was just finishing my calling routine when I saw him.