While hunting the opening morning of the 2002 Utah general rifle season, I took this buck at 375 yards with a 30/06. He is a 33-inch wide 7x8, and while I have not had him offically scored, he should go well over 200!
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...