So this fall I traveled for whitetails. I had two destinations that were especially promising, western Kansas and Alberta. The hunt in Kansas took place in December during the firearms season and the huge ranch I hunted on had the makings for some terrific action. A large creek meandered through much of it, carving a serpentine route of thick bedding ground through the prairie surrounded by thousands of acres of ag land planted with winter wheat or covered with cut-over grain stubble. As the only major source of water in the area, it was the very definition of a deer magnet.