Although I have been reading threads on this forum all season, I havnt had time or anything worth posting about. I will try to make this as short and sweet as possible for my 1st post. Well on the evening of Dec 22nd (last friday) it all came together for me. I have been hunting a big nine pt on my property in crawford co. all season and have never seen him during daylight hours. I knew he was there because I had seen him on my trail cam. I have passed on over 30 different bucks this season on our two farms. My father and I own one farm in crawford (150 acres) and one in orange (350 acres) and have killed 8 bucks in the past 10 years over 150 inches. I thought Friday eve was going to be just like every other sit. I had seen a total of 14 does and 4 bucks in a short amount of time. As I was about to get down from the tree, with probably 5 minutes of shooting light left, I heard footsteps coming towards my tree. At ten yards he stepped out from behind a cedar and I put a perfect shot on him! This has been a long, LONG season for me as I have put more hours on stand this year than any other and passed up SEVERAL deer in the 140 class. This deer green scored at 166 (scored by me so I'm sure its a little off) and I just want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone that posts on this forum. With your knowledge, pics, and great info you kept my spirits up through long season. This just goes to show that with persiverance you can still be successful in the late season. Good luck to all who are still out there and hopefully in the future I will be able to contribute more to the forum. Pic uploaded to photo gallary if anyone knows how to add it to this thread.