Nice one, Jack! Congratulations!
The deer down there way must not be used to hunters in trees, I would guess. I have to get really high in the tree to avoid detection where I hunt. I regularly get 25 feet or more and will still get picked off if I don't have cover behind me or the tree is too small to hide my shape.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.