But Hays also had a trick up his sleeve. Owner of the popular Moon Guide, Adam knew a "red moon" (when the moon is either directly overhead or underfoot during daylight) was coming up. On Nov. 5, with the moon guide predicting peak movement at 5:41, Hays headed to a stand near a creek bottom. "It's a funnel that channels deer movement from four directions," he says. "I got in the stand quietly, and at 5:43 I saw this buck approaching. I knew in an instant it was him. He worked down the creek and directly under my stand. I'd sprayed some EverCalm on the ground there, and for the longest time he was just too close to shoot.