Stimmell identified a deer as a legal buck while it was slowly walking past the stand, in a direction that would not take it into a shooting situation. But then the buck obviously hit the scent trail coming from the decoy. It paused for a few moments, tilting its head back while sniffing. It moved just a step or two, which may have taken it into view of the decoy, because then it turned 90 degrees and trotted straight toward the fake. The buck stopped close to the decoy to look and sniff things over while it was in a quartering-away position. This was its undoing. Stimmell's well-placed arrow hit toward the rear of the rib cage, then passed through both lungs. The heavy blood trail only went about 40 yards, to where the buck's legs gave way.