When Matt Caire woke up Friday morning, the thought of heading out to his deer stand in the marsh near Des Allemands wasn’t that appealing, but he decided to make the trip because the rut was in high gear

Turns out, it was one of his best decisions ever.

The Luling hunter wound up dropping the buck of a lifetime when a big 8-point swamp buck pushed through the marsh grass about 6:30 a.m., according to nola.com.

Caire had sprayed Buck Bomb Doe Estrus on his way in that morning, and suspects that’s what lured the big deer to his shooting lane.

"I'm positive he smelled the Buck Bomb," Caire told nola.com. "He stepped out like he was on something; he was definitely looking (for a doe).”

Caire fired his .308, and couldn’t believe it when he got his hands on the buck’s rack. 

"I always knew there was a chance to kill a good deer out there, but I didn't think there would be one quite this quality," he said. "Every now and then, you'll see a deer killed that's a random nice deer, but I thought we could kill a 100- to 110-inch deer.”

The 5 ½-year-old buck featured 20-inch main beams with a 15-inch inside spread, and was green-scored at 141 4/8 inches.