My buck this year finally came on the last day of the Michigan archery season, November 14th. Three days earlier, disaster came in the form of two
hunters tracking a deer through my sanctuary of my 47 acre property. This disruption laid my plans for the next 3 days to waste. I had hunted the area only three times previously in three different stands, and was convinced that with the amount of disruption that occurred, there would be little deer traffic through the prime central travel corridor of my property. So I changed plans and moved to the northernmost funnel. While not heavily used as a rule, it provided the best route to and from food and bedding without going through the central travel corridor.
Sure enough, as 6 hours went by on the morning of November 14th, I observed zero deer using the food plot that snakes along that deer funnel. This is the first time in countless sits I have not seen deer using that food plot and that now tarnished travel corridor. But deer were using the north funnel that I chose to sit in, and it paid off. Here is the video describing my change of plans and video of the killing of my 11 point buck.