I saw this buck in a distant winter wheat field early one morning. I made a few grunt call to no avail. However, later that morning, the buck appeared right underneath the tree I was sitting in. Apparently, the buck had tended his doe and was now looking for a fight. I made an almost straight down shot at approximately 6 yards; the buck went about 40 more yards before tipping over.
By Darren Choate
Darren is the Founder of Western Whitetail. Prior to his career in the outdoors, Darren served as an Airman in the US Air Force. As a freelancer, his articles have been published online and featured in magazines such as Western Whitetail, Western Hunter, Quality Whitetails, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Fur-Fish-Game, and Rocky Mountain Game & Fish Magazine. Additionally, Darren spent time as the Editor In Chief of Whitetail Journal, Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme, Archery Business, and Hunting Retailer magazines with Grand View Outdoors. He is a voting member and supporter of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). Although he lives in elk and Coues country, Darren enjoys hunting across the country and writing about his experiences.