By scouting to learn what bucks are in your hunting areas, you can take advantage of their predictability in the early part of the season.
The first buck I regarded as a lightning strike. He was a high-racked Minnesota 10-pointer I shot with my recurve.
That was the largest buck I’d ever tagged, and I firmly believed I’d never shoot a bigger whitetail.
But a few years after that, I shot an even larger Gopher State beauty that nearly netted Boone and Crockett. Then, two seasons later, I fulfilled a…