Independence hunt! May have been the biggest set of antlers I've seen while hunting. At 6o a grey shape was near the end of a shooting lane. Put up the shooting stick and tossed the rifle on it. Antlers showed first. Working a tree with a couple feet of alders between us at 120 yards. I was ready when he turned and crossed the tall grass (I've always mowed it till this year ,would he have been there if I had mowed it this year?) Could see head and a foot (maybe) of neck. In the seconds I had , someone was yelling shoot through the grass. But I couldn't find his shoulder or his chest. Another voice was yelling no shot when you can't see your target... Crazy tine length and spread. I never did get a full count. Had enough trouble getting the scope off his antlers when he quit working the tree/branch. So , I'm ruined. Then shake a little. The sky clears (of course , I'm facing the setting sun) my eyes get partly fried with no brim on my hat. About a half hour/45 minutes later a head and neck flash to my left in the small window/cut to the/a passing through cover route. The stick swings and the scope falls on...a doe. seventy yards maybe. Browsing , looking my way and easing out she's in the open broadside eventually. I practiced sighting multiple kill shots. Nothing against killing a doe, and she looks like a nice one. But... She starts looking towards the alder jungle and listening. Is it fawns? A buck? "The" buck? Eventually she looks at the jungle edge and scurries away. I'm ready! Here's another deer coming out where she did. A handsome fork-y! And I don't have one in my collection. His straight up antlers look like a European deer. Even decent lengths. And the A.P.R. is waived for the disabled hunt... More practice aiming. He browsed a bit , then checked where I put scent last week. He didn't do anything like work a branch or paw dirt though. Just snuffed it up and crept up to the alder it is in front of. Then he bee bopped towards me. Up to just under thirty yards. Close enough to shoot! Watched him browse and eventually wander toward the lane the earlier buck had crossed the rear of. Another deer was in the lane but darkness was eliminating telling what it was. The earlier doe was suspect. A great hunt. The first sit of the year. The deer are warned now. Not sure where the bigger buck came from. Racks don't "pop" that way in the area. Brittle , and more often broken is the trend of the majority . Though it's still a little early in combat stuff. The buck I posted earlier was the only unbroken rack I saw that year. Tonight's first buck wintered well somewhere , and had a great early spring forage. A.P.R. helped probably. Whatever allowed age sure did. C.W.D. , not so much. He is doing what a buck does most every year in there. (Or rather , he's doing the "where" ) . Except, he did not come down that lane. Or even to the end of it ,or cross it in front of me. Yet.(?) If ever.