After celebrating the holidays, Laws climbed into an icy cold January stand for a late evening archery hunt. With cold feet and numb fingers, he sat quietly waiting for a glimpse of the wide-racked buck that had been routinely hitting a late-season food source. The trail-cam pictures revealed that the buck was visiting the area about one out of every three days. These pictures definitely served as a source of inspiration for Laws and nothing was going to keep him out of the woods. Around 4:30 in the evening, several does started filtering into the field to feed before the oncoming cold front. Within a few minutes, a tall-tined 150 class buck that had been traveling with the monster Laws was hoping to shoot showed up well within bow range. At full draw, it was extremely tough for the bowhunter to pass on such a nice buck. On the other hand, this close encounter made Laws feel good about his chances of tagging the 9-pointer he had been waiting for all season long.