Hunting from the ground for whitetail deer presents a particular set of challenges you’re not going to find up a tree.

In my spot-and-stalk hunt for The Wide Nine I found my self hunkered down in not a lot of cover with the deer down wind and walking straight toward me. I had to draw the bow long before the deer presented a shot and hold it. This is where the long draw came into play:

The key here is to take the pressure off your stabilizer muscles. This is done by resting the bow on your leg, then engaging your release hand with your face and neck. This way your bow shoulder can relax until the shot presents itself, bow comes up, and a deer goes down.