The only comforting thing I can say about the first deer that was mid day, is it would be unlikely you would catch that cruising buck because you and I are normally dropping a deuce during that time of day lol. I hunted 27 straight days. Did 5 all day sits. I never saw a single deer between 11 and 1:30. I pulled a nerve in my neck that radiated to the crown of my head and gave me an intense headache for over a week. I couldn't figure out what caused it, until I turned my neck to my weak side in a quick motion. It was from rubber necking to my left looking for deer behind me. The pain went away when my vacation ended. Not sure anyone should sit in a tree that many days straight lol? I still wouldn't trade it for anything.
Duck hunting much less these days. Like you, I like to a little bit of everything. turkeys, deer, ducks, walleye and musky, and taxidermy. No time to focus on work any more! LOL