There is something about being on the ground with big game. Don't get me wrong; I have seen many, many whitetails from tree stands, elevated platforms, and the occasional shooting house, and I get an adrenaline buzz from every encounter. But get me out of the tree, at eye-level with the deer, and the thrill is tough to match. Managing buck fever is tough enough when you are above a buck's line of sight and feel somewhat hidden. Get on his level--where odds are good he'll spot any movement--and it's a different game entirely.