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he had the first time.
Round two had begun.

& & & &

Len had a different tale to tell. He had
gotten a good look at a buck with high,
white antlers, at least a 10-point. This
sounded like the one Bob had jumped at
the start. It had stood in the same grapevine tangle after he watched it sneak,
unseen, around Brian. It, too, offered no
shot.
Bob concluded his dogging was pushing two different deer, both good bucks.
He dove into the big thicket again.
A half-mile of circling brought Bob
back to the small thicket where he originally had jumped the pale-antlered deer.
As he prepared to enter the vines
and briars, movement caught his eye.
The white-racked buck burst out again,
coursed through several clearings and then
disappeared into the same sprawling snarl
DECEMBER 2015	

Meanwhile, I'd been on stand so long
I was beyond whining to myself about
lunch-hunger and missing the extra layer
I'd left in the car.
I'd become convinced that something
was up and I needed to stay vigilant.
Exactly what was happening was a
mystery to me, but I knew that if the drive
was still going on, there must be a reason.
I glimpsed Bob's orange hat occasionally as he kicked through the overgrown
draws and narrow stream bottoms that led
away from the thicket. I couldn't figure
out that maneuver at first, but then realized
he was using his scent to try to run the deer
into, rather than away from, our standers.
On the next pass through the thicket,
Bob saw two deer sneak out and cross a
cut cornfield. One had large antlers, but
he couldn't tell whether they were dark
or light. He circled to turn the deer, using
the wind again. Eventually he walked up
and told me about the sightings.
"I've got two bucks up and playing,"
he said. "They're still in the thicket. I've
seen big, fresh deer tracks over my boot
tracks on the muddy trails."
He said he even saw where one of the
bucks had stopped during the chase and
raked a tree with its antlers, leaving bark
curls on top of the leaves.
"I walked over the same spot on one of
my first passes and the rub and bark chips
weren't there," he said. "So if you're OK
here, I'm going back in."
I shrugged deeper into my jacket,
trying to get warm, and settled down to
more hopeful, watchful waiting. With
such a persistent driver and such patient
standers,
I felt we had earned a reward. It didn't
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