Early-season bowhunting requires a unique blend of patience and alacrity. You wait, watch and study, scheming as the buck's patterns take shape. Then, when the time is right, you make your move. Before the rut heats up, it's possible to figure out a particular buck's schedule. Each of the three veterans tapped here takes advantage of this predictability. As a result, they actually prefer the early part of the bow season to the rut.