Initially JP and I planned to spend the early part of November bouncing back and forth between Iowa and Kansas. Those plans quickly changed when south winds and warm weather decided to move in for the first week of November. Instead of burning out our farms down south, we elected to hunt Wisconsin and Minnesota while we waited for cooler weather to arrive. Action was slow on the Minnesota public land I have been hunting and with gun season rolling in, we decided to hop across the river and sit some Wisconsin spots. It didn’t take long on the morning of November 8th for things to heat up quickly. Shortly after daybreak, this buck crossed the county road and ran a trail with his nose to the ground that led him past the tree at 35 yards. JP grunt stopped him, and squeezed the release. On the shot, the buck took a step which led to a liver hit. We waited for the wind to pick up and elected to back out and give him a solid 8 hours before picking up the blood trail. We returned early evening and followed the blood right to the dead buck. He traveled approximately 300 yards, and laid dead 10 yards from his first bed.