Well, this past Saturday was opening day of whitetail rifle season here in Vermont. I go hunting every year with my uncle, grandfather, cousin, and a friend. Prior to this year I had only taken one deer, a doe on youth day when I was maybe 13 or 14 (I am now 21). Despite my lack of good fortune, I spend countless hours in the woods during rifle and muzzleloading, usually only to end up pulling my grandfather's or uncle's deer. Finally, my fortunes have changed. Around 10AM Saturday I heard something behind where I had been sitting since about 6:30. I turned, and watched a doe feed on some ferns for about an hour. Just before 11AM I stood up to get a better look (craning my neck was becoming painful) because I could no longer see the doe. Immediately I noticed the doe was still feeding and had not seen me. I knelt to try to get out of the glare of the sun, and continued watching the doe. Suddenly I noticed a second set of legs come over the hill behind the doe, but the head was down to the ground hidden from view. As soon as the second deer lifted it's head, I put the scope on the kill zone. I could immediately see that this was a buck I wanted to take. I took the shot within seconds of drawing on the target, and dropped him in his tracks at about 100 yards. 158lbs (field dressed). 8 pointer. Not bad for my first buck. That's my Savage Model 11 in 7mm08 that I took him with using Federal Premium 140gr Nosler Partition factory ammunition.