Robert Clay’s instructions were clear.
“Walk down this road, and you’ll come to a flagged stake,” he said. “Pass that up, and you’ll see another flagged stake. Follow the Bright Eyes from that stake to your stand. It’s in a big willow tree overlooking a dry lake bed. There’s a big buck that should cross there and walk on the trail in front of you and hopefully right under your stand. He’ll come out right before or right at daylight, so be ready. Good luck.”