I had to wait three days for a south wind so I could hunt that stand. Just before dark, a large forkhorn lumbered by, followed by a respectable eight-pointer. Next came an impressive buck with a wide rack. As if on queue, the big boy made his appearance, but unfortunately, he passed my position just out of range. The next evening was also spent in that blind and the same deer paraded by me again. The 10-pointer came by on the main trail, but he waited untiljust after legal shooting time to make his appearance. I never saw that buck again. Often, the first few days of bow season yield the best opportunity at monarchs.