On the morning of December 27th I was hunting St. Tammany Parish, LA and it was very hot around 80. I grunted 3 times and prayed. Around 7:37am this monster came on me when I happen to look right in which he was coming straight towards me 12 yards away. All I remember was seeing crazy points allover with a huge dark rack. I froze then he turned broadside about 10 yards away where I shot him with my .308. He ran over a 100 yards making a heart and lung shot. I thanked God for this blessing from above. What better Christmas gift could I receive. I have been through so much medical stuff having to do with 4 abdominal surgeries, 3 bleed outs from a ulceration, septic shock, and a very rare pituitary condition called Cushings where I had two tumors removed from brain. So I can't get around like use to and sick a lot. So very thankful for the smallest things in life.