After seeing that, and remembering the way my dad and I would call mule deer with a bleat call when I was a kid, we tried the next set-up differently. Josh did the calling, and I set up 50 yards down wind, standing next to a huge tree. After about 15 minutes of calling I saw a big 3x3 walk up the ridge directly toward me. He was getting closer and closer, and when he was 10 yards away, he walked behind a group of trees. As he popped his head out the other side only 8 yards away, the buck caught me at mid draw and spooked.