Some might view a ground hunt as a handicap, but not Chris, who tucked the blind in a brushy fenceline separating a picked soybean field and a standing corn field. "The woodline was only 30 yards away," he says. "And even though the blind was as hidden as I could make it, the sun was beaming on us for a long time. I figured any deer that came out would spot us pretty quickly. Then, five minutes after the sun went below the treeline, I saw a buck come out in the field across from us, about 100 yards away. He just walked toward us like he knew exactly where he wanted to go."