I like that you said "you've done something right for the deer to be in range." alot of times i think I get to the point where we think it's all luck. I think it says something for your confidence to see a deer walk down the exact path you thought they would. it's just time to close the deal at that point. Pretending the deer has a rifle is a novel idea.
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