Today I started deer hunting. I could've started hunting a month and a half ago. It had been too warm and the mosquitos were too bad so I didn't want to hunt until they died off (and then there's the snakes). The annual deer rut is supposed to be starting any day now and I wanted to try "rattling" a buck in. You take a pair of deer antlers and hit them against each other to simulate 2 bucks fighting for dominance. If the rut has started then any buck within hearing distance will come to investigate thinking that a doe in heat is with the bucks. I was rattling for about an hour then I saw a white tail out of the corner of my eye. It was 2 does and one was looking straight at me at the bottom of a ravine. She was positioned perfectly broadside like one of those targets they sell. She was about 100 yards away. An easy shot. I looked at her with my binocs then through my rifle scope. Should I or shouldn't I? My deer season was only an hour old and I was really interested in rattling a buck in so I passed. I went back up the saddle I was on and rattled towards the other side of the saddle. I noticed a guy in camo and hunting orange up higher on the saddle. I was going to move to another location so I started going up to talk to him. I tripped on a dead branch and almost fell flat on my face. LOL! The guy was from Penn. and was 76 years old so I told him I was moving to another spot and let him be. Didn't see any more deer but the rut should start and things are looking good so I'll be hunting the next 3 days.