It was mid December 2013, and I’d been hunting two mature bucks in Michigan with a vengeance. I’d obsessed over every detail, plotted every different possibility, and put in place a plan that I thought couldn’t fail. I was going to kill one of these two bucks. But after waiting for the right conditions, and hunting hard on those perfect days, my perfect plan hadn’t worked out. I’d come close, but not close enough. So, I was left at a crossroads. Do I give in to the fact that my season was done, or go back to the drawing board?