yesterday was the opening day for rifle, i use a marlin .30/30. the first 6 hours were unsuccessful, the only thing i saw was a mouse. we were about to leave when we saw 2 does walking down one of the trails. then they turned and ran back toward us. then a monster buck came trottin in with its head down.i couldnt see its antlers but i saw its body, it was a huge deer. i pulled up my gun and it walked behind some bushes. i kept watching it. i couldnt get a shot at it and it started moving to were i could and i followed it with my scope.as soon as it went to go through to a clearing were i could shoot it but it just turned and ran down the hill out of sight. so were gonna go back out and tryto find him.