Although I haven’t had a great deal of success with deer scents in the past, I still usually use them. I did that morning as well, spraying the outside of my blind with estrous scent before settling in for the day. I can’t be positive if it made a difference, but when the buck got directly downwind of me, he hit the brakes, sniffed the air, and started to swing his head to look directly at me. That was the hesitation I needed. Before he was able to make another move, my first round was on its way. I racked another shell in and found him in the scope, but a second shot wouldn’t be necessary. He went about 40 yards, slowed to a walk, and then tipped over.