Last night, I was getting ready to head out to the wooded area by my backyard. I was all "geared up". I always charge my AR15 before I step outside, so I don't make a loud noise once out. I had no sooner stepped off my back porch, and I see two deer grazing in my yard. I said something out loud (something like "well damnit, that was fast", and both deer turned toward me and stopped grazing. I scoped up the first one, and it started to turn away. I didn't have a good body shot, so I went for a head shot. BAM. I SLIT ITS THROAT, as I would later observe. It went down, and did not get back on its feet. The other one jumped, and I put it in my scope. It went through the treeline, and I never had a clean shot. I set the rifle down, and ran over and unsheathed my knife. I took a look at the buck I'd downed, and found the bullet went right through the windpipe. I'd forgotten to aim a little higher for the distance (I should just adjust my scope up slightly to compensate). It was a near miss, but in the end a perfect shot. My wife and I were up 'till 11pm putting food in the freezer. And she's a little jealous she went with her bro over the weekend and didn't come back with anything, and I stepped outside and nabbed one in 5 min.