I've been whitetail hunting for about 10 years and have taken many does, spikes and small bucks with bow, muzzleloader and rifle. Have never gotten that wall-hanger though....or for that matter seen one within 300 yards while hunting. I used Doe-P for the first time this past week. Dumped a whole bottle on a tree stump about 10 feet from my tree stand. Wicked fog rolled in and visibility was limited to not more than 20 yards. Really really thick stuff. Well anyway.....bored out of mind, daydreaming, after being in the stand for about 3 hours, about 10 minutes before sunset, I catch movement out of the corner of my eye on my right side. Look down slowly and about 15'(yes FEET, not yards) to the back and right of my stand is the wall hanger I've dreamed about for the last 10 years. Big big symetrical rack, probably an 8, maybe a 10. Well.... It had rained most of the day and there was no breeze at all. Things were absolutely dead silent. You could literally hear a pin drop. I've got my rifle (a long varmint barreled Ruger No. 1 in 6mm) laying across the shooters bar on my stand about 15 feet up in the tree. The task at hand was now to get the gun up, shouldered, and turned with this deer almost directly underneath me, on my weak side (i'm right handed), looking and sniffing in my general direction (for the Doe P of course). I need to do all of this without making any sound or anything but the most absolutely most slow, subtle motion. Well, over the span of about 15 minutes I actually managed to get the rifle up, shouldered, and pointed in the general direction of this deer without him hearing, seeing, or smelling me. BUT...of course by this time I'm shaking like a dog ****ting peach pits and breathing heavily through my mouth. A terminal case of buck fever is setting in at this point and I'm near to hyperventilation. I just got my scope picture around the deer and the deer is starting to walk off behind some thick brambles. I can't tell whether my cross hairs are on the deers rump or his neck. I have my 6-18 scope dialed down to 6 but at that short distance it is near to impossible to actually get the crosshairs where i need them. At this point the binocs I have around my neck swung down and hit the treestand armrest. The buck jumped about 3 feet in the air, made a sound like a human scream (honest to god) and took off. No shots fired. Lesson number 1) Doe P works Lesson number 2) Don't be lazy and leave your gun resting lengthwise on the stand Lesson number 3) Hi power scopes will REALLY put you behind the 8-ball in close yardage situations Lesson number 4) Practice snap shooting and short range shooting...all that time at the bench rest shooting 3" 200 yard shot groups is worthless with a big deer right underneath you Lesson number 5) If you don't need it, don't bring it with you and certainly don't hang it around your neck(e.g. binoculars) Any sympathy out there for me? A couple of weeks left up here in the Northeast and I am still clinging to some hope of getting a decent deer.