Got this from Bud awhile back:
Mike, watch your show all the time. My son and I hunted together in Kentucky last year. One day I sat in a blind and saw deer from dawn until 10:30. I let 16 smaller bucks go, waiting for Mr. Big. I didn’t see another deer for 4 hours.
All I thought about was what you said in one of your shows: “Keep your head in the game you never know when he will step out…”
Well, my buck came out at 2:45 in the afternoon, and I dropped him at 217 yards with a .30-06 shooting a 180-grain. I’ve been hunting since I was 16; I’m 69 and he’s my best deer. Just got him back from the taxidermist.
My son has been hunting since he was 11. He’s 35 and also took his biggest deer, a 9-point, on that trip.
Thanks for the advice and looking forward to next season of BIG DEER.—Bud Cummings
Great job guys, way to keep your heads in the game and your instincts ready. Deer hunting is 80% mental. You never know when a shooter will step our, and you need to be poised to cash in.