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As I am about ready to shake myself out of the treestand I remind myself, no hesitation, pull the release and .... bank the shot off of a treelimb 6 below the bucks belly and into the ground.
Instead find a location well away from the house where a key can be taped, screwed or stapled behind a weatherboard, hollow treelimb, etc.
In order to move it, they had to construct a drag of a treelimb and hook a rope to this, and then it was all they could do to move it along through the deep snow.
One crept close to where they sat then stopped, frozen, staring up into the jungly overgrowth of the neighbor's yard where some apple trees slowly drowned in blackberry vines: A rat was scurrying along a treelimb amid the apples.