This 8 eluded us like no other. Fooled us 2019 & 2020. & all of 2021 until now. Buddy tried a different stand that was a long shot guess - but was the key. Buck Walked from opposite direction expected & came in downwind on trail he walked in. 10 yards & he tried clearing a few twigs I should have trimmed. He was using expandable & likely opened as hit twig. Deflected & gutted him. 10-12” hole? This was walking up to him. Thankfully no social media objections to “graphic content” even though it was brutal! Half gutted for him! 7 or 8 year old buck. Ripe & ready! Worst wound I’ve ever seen!!! He got LUCKY!!!! Happy hunter & a sneaky old buck that went out in brutal style! Meat still good & happy for friend on an old warrior.