This morning, in a different location. (A Milwaukee County Park), I caught glimpse of this deer. "Oh, another deer" I thought, so I pulled out my point and shoot once again and took a snap shot. Wanting to see how close I could get, I quietly started to talk to her and when I reached the breaking point, she split.
THEN, I saw what I really had in hand! An eight point buck in full velvet!
I had pulled out my Canon DSLR with 400mm telephoto now, but kept taking to him, slowly following his trail. I finally got to within probably 40 yards when I took this final photo before he split for good. A trophy photo suitable for framing.