Welcome to BGH! Nice buck you got there. It appears that the heaviest buck on record was 500 lbs. from MN. What state did you shoot yours in? Not uncommon for big bucks around here to hit the 300 + lb. mark. Lot of crops to help that.
You would be right Red.... Just goes to show the complainers that the deer programs are working VERY WELL.... Reduced numbers are creating bigger and healthier deer... PROOF is in the pudding as they say... NICE BUCK!!!
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...