How It Works
Sound like a game-scattering free- for-all? On the contrary, ours is an orchestrated method of deer hunting that has produced an impressive roster of bucks over the years. In predawn darkness on opening weekend, my friends John Morris, Tom Enterline, Bert Wilson, Nick Ansely and I headed for our stands, scattered around a 300-acre farm in southern Ohio. Shortly after dawn, I heard a gunshot from Bert's stand; one buck was tagged, a six-pointer. An hour later, Tom, who doesn't have the temperament for sitting motionless for long periods, climbed down from his perch. But instead of simply hiking to Bert's stand to congratulate him, he began still-hunting toward my stand in the hope of either seeing a deer himself or pushing one in my direction. Bang, the second buck was down, this time an eight-pointer.