Who here goose egged this year? I never took a single shot this year. I saw a few deer real early that were out of range. I never saw a single one close except for when I did not have a gun or it was not legal/safe/practical to shoot. I had one nice 8 pointer walk about 25 yards from me opening weekend but it was about 1/2 hour before legal light. The next time I saw him he was trotting away from me after I made a very poor/unsuccessful stalk. I have saw a few pics of you guys doing fairly well, so let's hear some sob stories (like mine) or some fantastical misses. Notice that I say nothing about getting lucky and getting a deer. Luck may have a small part but if you were not out there in a place where you thought there would be deer then you would have never had a chance. I have yet to get a good shot at a deer from my sofa. I did pick up some antlers from a long dead whitetail that I sawed off and took home. I also found a deer skeleton that still had most of his 12 points intact before the mice and whatnot had their way with it.