This year I elected to stay out of the Iowa trees until November. I was hopeful that no October pressure would give way to some incredible sits in November. After 5 consecutive “action packed” sits on the main farm, east winds would mean plan B on the morning of November 8th. Dylan had been with me behind the camera the previous 5 days but he had to get back to Wisconsin. Mike rolled in on no sleep and we headed straight to the woods. We crawled into a virgin set that overlooked a gateway where deer crossed back and forth between ag/crp and good bedding. The cell cam showed consistent activity over the week prior and the wind was good, so we were optimistic. A couple hours after daylight, a shooter read the script and came cruising through the gate, he piled up about 150 yards later.