I had been hunting for about a week and a half in our Cascades and was seeing good big deer almost every day. I counted at least 7 other deer in this area that were as big or bigger than this guy. I had gone on this trip all by myself and was having the greatest time when one evening I got a little lost. Been hunting creek drainage’s because it was so hot during archery season that it just made sense. I was firing up my GPS to see where in the heck I was when out of the corner of my eye I saw a forked horn stand up about 20 yards a way to my left in some real thick patch of creek willow. Then this deer stood up. By the time I got an arrow on the string they had got a little nervous. I had stepped back behind the willows to draw and when I stepped back out they had moved out to 40 yards and were stopped looking back over their shoulders. One well placed arrow and the big buck took off. Went 60 yards and piled up. Blessed with the harvest I am obviously real proud of him.