i whent out this early cold , breezy day for deer hunting. i track thru a pasture and sat up in an area known for alot of deer crossing. Now , let me explain, i had a day pack with seat, red light and the condition was cold and windy. the ground was wet and soggy from the overnight rains. i track over 1mile into this area before reaching the spot. i erected my stool and it wasn't too quiet in doing so ( it's kinda a noisey operation could be much quieter ) and cutoff the bright red headlamp that i used to guide myself the 1mile to this area. Took a drink out of my hot canteen and satdown and waited for the next 50mins. Now for the fun part, right at civil sunlight, I was growing tired of sitting in one position and trying to fight the cold and the wind. I move my aching & cramped leg and happen step on a stick/twig and it crack. Then in a split of a second, a brown object behind & down wind of me, jumped up scarying the Be-jeeeze-ses out of me, startle and ran away , very similiar to what you expect a startle cottontail todo. It was a deer and let me say it had plenty of points and was 100% legal for taking. This deer was less than 10 no make that 7yrds behind me in a clump of bush grass bedded down. was it their when I arrive? don't know or did it arrive shortly after I got to the spot ? don't know. But I can tell you that if I had some breakfast that morning, I would have left a dark stain in my drawers. I bet that buck is online posting in his huntertalk forum forum, saying " Hey did yo know a hunter scared the hell out of me this morning and almost came within sitting on me? ) ;f well good night, my alarm clock just went off again for the same time hat I had it set for sunday AM.