I have gotten within 30 yards of several deer. Usually it's in a open field with sage or scrub pine high enough that you can stay under it. Get an idea of which way the deer is moving and cut them off.
I would rather have a compound for this because you may be drawn for a while before the shot is available.
My hunting parter killed two deer with one shot doing this, with a bow.
I have gotten within 10 yards of a deer on the ground , but there was no way to draw without being detected.