With the valley now all to ourselves, Chul and I awoke early and made our way to the meadow we heard the Tom. Unlike the previous night I actually had a great night's sleep. Thankfully as we had quite a hike ahead of us to get out of here. We slept in our hunting clothes so we were ready to go and geared up light. Bypassing breakfast we headed to the meadow as quietly as possible.
When we arrived to our decoys we hid behind our natural blinds, I set up my shooting monopod and laid my Beeman RX on it as Chul made calls. But this time the calls though went unreciprocated. Waiting we eventually gave up and started to head toward another meadow. Dead leaves litter this area and there was absolutely no way of making a quiet stalk. We hid in the outer edges of the meadow behind several oak trees and random brush. Only a few lanes gave us a view to the field any attempt to come closer would likely spook anything in that meadow. Chul had a greater field of view from his spot. My view was obstructed so I could not see the buck and a doe feeding on grass. Since I was the one with the binoculars Chul could only tell me it was a "pretty big" buck. It eventually passed his viewing lane and disappeared. At this point we decided it was time to get out of this canyon before the heat arrived.