1. There Are Too Many Other Guys In The Woods
I don't like competition. A spooked deer here, a hot doe there, and all bets are off—the buck you've had your eye on for weeks can be a mile away. You can't really pattern rutting bucks (or at least, I can't) and the uptick in both woods and tote-road traffic changes the game entirely. Sure, I get a big charge out of seeing a "new" buck on trail cam photos, but I'm generally not successful in closing the deal on them.