On December 28, I had an encounter with my target buck but he failed to present me with an ethical shot. I elected only to hunt him when conditions were favorable from then on out. As luck would have it, warm weather moved in and southerly winds didn’t allow me to go after him. I spent my time on some other farms but action was slow. This took it down to the last day I was able to hunt before hitting the road for ATA in Louisville. Finally, some cooler weather had moved back in for the last sit of the year in Iowa. Just before dark, my target buck didn’t show but a big 6 that I knew all too well stepped out. With it being my last day, I didn’t hesitate to cock the hammer.