Mike has also been sitting on a North Dakota tag, with hopes of filling it in the late season. Well above average temperatures were not helping the deer movement. The first 4 nights of the trip were unsuccessful. Several shooters were showing up on the cameras but almost exclusively after shooting light had faded. On day 5, the cell cameras showed a couple of good bucks feeding well into the morning hours at a spot that we call “The Slip”. This gave Mike the confidence that they were bedded close by would return that evening. Him and Brennen slipped into the blind a few hours before dark and waited. Right at last light a doe approached from behind them and passed in front of the blind at a mere 8 steps. Close behind was a solid 9 pointer. He walked past the blind on the same 8 yard trail. He stopped at 18 yards and Mike made it count!