I hope you can catch this new episode tonight at 8 and 11 PM ET on Sportsman Channel (or set your DVR).
It is actually very rare to hunt somewhere for 4 days and hit the rut right, I mean just right. But that we did in South Dakota last November, and the hunting was nothing short of spectacular. Rutting deer all over the place, as you will see.
I shot this great old thick-bodied buck and was thrilled about that, but wait until you see the one that got away one evening as I hunted out of a ground blind. Danny Dodge had a big camera with a big lens along, and he was able to reach out to 500 yards and focus in tight on the giant. Man, what a buck, but nobody in his right mind would shoot that far. At least I would never try it.
Also be looking for the clip where a rutting buck runs smack through a covey of grouse, and they explode into the air as the buck gallops though. Danny says it’s one of the best shots he’s ever gotten on a deer hunt. It really is a sight to see and fantastic camera work.
As always thanks for your support, and I hope this episode gets everybody all fired up to hunt the rut. Heck, it’s just around the corner.