The adrenalin is just oozin out of him. Been there done that...felt good when I finally got my heart settled down. I got my first squirrel with a Sheridan 5mm pellet gun. I became a fan of the stalk and shoot from that day on. But I also discovered naps under the hickories in the squirrel woods too. Life don't get no better than that. One day I was snoozin and woke up in the middle of a herd of does readying a young doe for the buck. I watched from about 10 feet away, all camoed up, and the 2 biggest does got one on each side of the youngun, pressed her sides and she squatted down. From out of the bushes alongside the creek about 20 yards away came the buck. He saw her dip her tail end and he did his thing. The 2 herd does trotted the newly bred doe down the pass between the oaks and back, then the herd dispersed. That was about a month before the deer season opened in 1985. I got the buck on opening day of IL shotgun season. He was 234 lbs. dressed. I entered him for score at the first annual IL/IA Big Deer Contest after the season was over. His head measured 168 6/8. I had a point deducted for one little hook like tine on the second tine. I missed a B&C entry by 1 2/8. He may not have been a record book buck but I got 2nd place in the contest. First place head was killed less than a mile from my hunting area. I am trying to find pictures...I lost possession of the head in 2001 when I went homeless. My friend said he would take care of it...but he sold it instead. Looks like I have to get another one...deer head as well as friend.