July 2010 Feature Article:
Some might call it buck fever. In my opinion it was just plain misjudgment. Sure, my heart races the same as the next guy when I get a big buck in my crosshairs, but I've usually got it well under control. No, this particular instance was a result of poor judgment and a split decision. Too many variables and too little time, that's what this one was all about. Had I been afforded another 30 seconds to evaluate the buck's antlers, I'm certain my decision to hit the switch would have been stifled.
Have you ever experienced ground shrink? You know, that heartbreaking moment after the shot when you realize your buck isn't as big as you thought he was. Hunt long enough and it will eventually happen. Read more...
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