"The early season is the very best time to kill a giant. Of the bucks I’ve killed during the rut, I’ve gotten lucky. Early in the season, I’m not relying on luck. I’m relying on my scouting and the pattern of the deer. “I start my season in Montana, along the Powder River. There’s limited hunting pressure there, which makes a difference in deer movement. But even so, I won’t hunt opening day unless everything is perfect.