Like many hunters, I used to think a deer that snorted at me was A) freaking completely out and B) had just ruined my hunt. Now, many years later (and having learned to at least sometimes think like a deer), I realize that a snorting deer often doesn't know what's bothering it. If the source of danger were clear and immediate, the deer would run like heck. Instead, it stands there blowing, telling its comrades "Hey, I don't know what's going on, but something's over here." When you call to a deer like that, you can frequently change its mind, so instead of being freaky-mystified, the deer relaxes…as if was thinking "Aw shucks, that was just another deer. Don't know what I got so upset about." The Owens pair made an excellent call, and deserved that gorgeous buck!