Sambar stags are shy, and the weather plays a large role in the animals' activity level. Today, the weather is fine and as long as it does not begin to rain, there will be activity. Even in the first light, we see animals, including a huge shadow that slides rapidly through the gap between a few bushes.
As the stag changes direction and goes up the slope, the hunter gets a quick assessment of the trophy. From behind, this stag looks big. The trophy has six points which, for sambar stags, is a maximum. When it a few minutes later clears the bushes, it's far from being as big as first assumed, though. The first day offers no changes to take a representative deer, despite 10 hours of intense hunting.