the property we were hunting is MLD (managed) we were allowed 1 buck and 1 doe and they are pretty picky about the bucks. well i got in the stand at 3pm. at 330 a large doe walked out 20 yards from the stand. i wanted to take her but i wasnt in a hurry to end the hunt either. i just got set up and my son and his grandfather were just getting set up in another stand about 1/2 a mile away. so i watched her for a while hoping more would come out. she hung out and then got spooked by something, i think it was another doe that came out that caused her to blow. so the other doe wasnt a shooter. she was maybe 50lbs. she hung out for 20 mins or so and then a buck came out. he wasnt a shooter either, small 4 point with a 10 inch spread. they both enjoyed the plot for a while and a large buck came out to join them. this guy was about 110, maybe 120 lbs with a nice rack! not super wide but he had really long tines. they had to be 12 or 14 inches. i figured id take him. at 125 yards he gave me a broad side shot. i was shaky and rushed the shot. completely missed! he walked a circle around a tree and stared at me, broadside. i took ANOTHER shot and MISSED at which point he turned tail and left. the other two stayed on the plot. its 4:00 pm i couldnt believe i missed him, let alone twice. i knew i blew the first shot and i wasnt confident in my second either because i was so shaken and didnt even slow down to breath but i couldnt imagine missing twice when i been so on taget all week. so after 15 mins i came out of the stand, which spooked off the other two deer off but i just couldnt stand not knowing. i searched the spot where he stood and about an acre of woods in the direction he left. i found no blood at all and the whole time i was replaying the even in my head. he never kicked or jumped like he had been shot. that kinda sux but i was also relieved because at this point i was sure it was a clean miss. at this point its 5pm and i start heading back to the stand quietly. on the way i spotted a cull buck. 5 points on one side and 2 on the other, he busted me and split, then made his way up to my sons area and grandpaw said let him walk. altogether we seen 10 deer today including the rides to and from the stands on the side by side. we didnt bag any but we had a great time and im looking forward to next time. any day in the woods with family is a good day.