Then a couple of days ago, just as I was thinking about dinner, I looked out my back window and saw the buck above. He’d wandered into a small soybean plot not twenty yards from my deck, with three other bucks in tow. I grabbed a camera and ran to the bedroom—as the windows there offer the best view of the plot—and I took a few quick pics while the bucks fed. Deer don’t feed very long in my backyard food plots during daylight, probably because they know there’s an overeager golden retriever living in the house that takes great joy in barking at them. True to form, the bucks fed for a few minutes, got nervous for no apparent reason, and took off.