This past fall, a friend and I were riding along a local farmer's soybean field. The rain had been good the week before, and the plants had grown fairly tall. As we were riding along, a buck popped his head up out of the soybean plants to stare at us, stock-still just 20 feet away from where we were riding. I saw him first, stopped, and pointed him out to my friend. We had a staring contest with this deer head in the field....trying to figure out why he wasn't moving AT ALL. We actually toyed with the idea that perhaps it was the head of a hunter's kill that he put on a stick in the field. After about one minute of staring, he turned away from us and bounded off. Just as we were commenting on how strange this had looked, a doe popped her head out of the field in the same spot, giving us a second staring contest! After seeing her, we were pretty certain that we had caught these two "in the act!"