Contrast that to another East River hunter, John Lubeck, who sat last Saturday and had a much quieter, but no less exciting, hunt. Lubeck's stand was located in a staging area, and he had bucks moving back to a nearby bedding area just after sunrise. (No doubt the morning's foggy conditions helped keep bucks on their feet a bit longer that day.) One presented a shot, but it jumped the string and Lubeck's arrow sailed harmlessly over its back. Still, the buck didn't seem too spooked and just wandered down the shelter belt, looking back every now and then as if asking, according to Lubeck, "what the heck just happened?" Let's hope John gets another crack at him later this season.