An ordinary group of guys take on an extraordinary task—tag a deer during one of the worst seasons in memory.
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Some guys are fortunate. Their favorite hunting grounds are full of deer and filling their buck tags is just a matter of time. Doe tags? Well, antlerless deer are rarely given a thought and filling a freezer with venison is fairly simple. Then there are "The Diehards." Taking a deer—any deer—is hard work. And in seasons like this one, in which favorite food sources such as apples go untouched, the work becomes even more difficult. Add in bone-chilling temperatures, few deer sightings and a calendar that keeps ticking off the waning days of the season, and deer hunting will just wear you out.