I have not seen a buck I've been watching since July since our opener on Saturday. Saw the Monday before 15 yds in front of my ladder stand. A new buck that is also good size appeared on the scene Monday morning. He's an eight point but a cull. Probably 18" inside with decent mass but the tines on one side are half the length as the other side. I've been able to watch every day since Saturday, morning and evening for the original buck I want to take. There's been alot of serious sparring between the bucks and thought that the "horn" rattling might bring him out but he hasn't shown. I'd really like the orginal buck but wonder if he's gone completely underground. the primary rut will be the last two weeks of bow season and that I am not aware of any other bowhunters in the area. What would you guys do?