A less obvious lesson, I think, is that just being there, outside in deer country, has a way of presenting its own opportunities. Sometimes we think and rethink the whole is-the-wind-right, will-the-deer-be-moving-because-of-the-warm weather, which-stand-should-I-hunt, blah-blah-blah thing too much. Just go hunting! Sometimes it's better to think less and just go because you can! Maybe you'll get lucky, like I did, and blunder into a gorgeous 10-point buck. Or maybe you'll see nothing. Taking chances is what makes hunting so exciting.