When Strategy Drowns a Hunt

Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Whitetails

I always enter the field with a game plan. I plan the hunt and hunt plan. But sometimes following a rigid game plan has cost me a buck.

My son and I have planned a two-man push on Thanksgiving morning. We passed five does on the way in to make the push. The rut was winding down and there had to be a buck on the does.

I decided to stick with the plan and to come back and hunt the doe group later in the day.

An hour later we heard a shot and another hunter had killed a big buck off the does.

The lesson was learned. Don’t be too rigid in your strategy that you overlook an opportunity right in front of you.
-Jim

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