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August 11, 2019


(wind gusts) (intense music) – [Narrator] Yamaha presents,
the Whitetail Diaries, chronicling hunting adventures
of the most plentiful and intelligent big game
animal in North America. Join top whitetail
hunters nationwide, embark on the amazing adventure that
is hunting the whitetail deer. (rock music) Well, over the years, the
Whitetail Diaries deer campus hosted many Cabela’s
representatives, from first timers
to seasoned hunters. Well this year is no
different; we have Dan Gurr from the archery division
of Cabela’s here with us as he goes after his
first Texas whitetail. First time ever
doing a big game hunt out of the state that I live in. Yet, coming out it was,
uh, about two months ago, I got an invitation to come
out and probably haven’t slept for about two months (laughs). You know, it was
nerve-wracking, just comin’ in, thinking about what you would
see, what you might see, what you might not see, and
you know, just going through with all the different hopes
and dreams I encounter. – [Narrator] Hey, as soon
as Dan arrived at camp, he immediately took to
the range to make sure his bow was fine-tuned
for the hunt. We’re just out here testing
out some of the new equipment with Cabela’s, we came out with the new Cabela’s insurgent bow. It’s been really smooth,
really good shootin’ bow, comes with a new O2 octane camo. One thing that we look
for with our bows, really wanna get a bow for the
masses, that your average guy can come in, pick up,
and shoot comfortably. So we work with the
manufacturers and
the bow companies out there and we’ll go
through and we’ll look at different risers, the
structure on it, cut outs, the weight on it, along with
the limbs and we’ll kinda mix and match it in
to get a comfortable all-around bow that someone
can shoot day in, day out, be confident with it and
be comfortable shootin’ it. It’s a solo cam, shoot’s
about 320 feet per second, it’s got a six and three
quarter brace height, which makes it
pretty comfortable. And once you get that six,
six three quarters, seven inch brace height, you get a
pretty forgiving drawback. It’s got a good back
wall, comfortably can hold it back for quite awhile. Just an all-around good bow,
I mean it’s a shootin’ bow, it’s a huntin’ bow. You know bow hunting, I
can look at a lot of hunts and remember so many details
because it’s real up close and personal, and I’ve shot a
lot of the Cabela’s bows now for many, many years that
they’ve been on the market. You know, you look at
the different models like the regulators and the
credence and teaching people about the instigator
and now the fortitudes and the different models
that are out there and available today for
hunters to go pick up, and there’s a light-minded
passion behind all the people at Cabela’s when you sit around
and talk to that archery team. They enjoy it, they’re
passionate about it, they like to go talk to all
the different manufacturers and when they roll out
something with their name on it, they’re pretty proud of it. – [Narrator] Dan started off
his morning hunt in a pair of tripods, where the deer have
shown up well in archery range. (light music) So I’ve never
really been to Texas out in the country
anywhere out here, and it was, it was
amazing, I mean, it was eye opening,
it’s something I’ve
never seen before, it was, it was
absolutely amazing. I couldn’t ask for
anything more, you know? I coulda sat there for hours,
that’s hunting all day long, I mean it’s not
killing, it’s hunting. You know acorns were
fallin’, they were out there, whitetail coulda
been 100 yards away and we would of had no idea. I mean the spot were in, you
had maybe 60 yards of view, what you could see was pretty
brushy and I mean you would have no idea, if they’re 80
yards out you just wouldn’t know so they could’ve been quite
content just hanging out and doing what they do right
out there with no idea. – [Narrator] So after a slow
morning hunt, Dan refuels back at camp and Wade has
a place in mind that’ll put Dan’s archery
skills to the test. Get ready for the evening
hunt and we’re talking about going, you know, going
out of the killin’ tree. You know we’ve heard stories
about the killin’ tree and it sounds like
a killer place. – [Narrator] Wanna
learn about the all new Cabela’s insurgent bow? Head on over to
you’re local Cabela’s or go online to cabelas.com. The Yahama Whitetail
Diaries is brought to you by Yamaha, ATV and side-by-sides,
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make it Rino country. Welcome back to the
Yamaha Whitetail Diaries with Wade Middleton. We have Dan Gurr
from Cabela’s set up in the ever famous killing tree. You know you ask, why is
it called the killing tree, and well, you’ll just
see when we get there. So we get in there and no
later than, within four minutes after we get set up in the
stand, there’s a doe comin’ in. I couldn’t see anything
’cause the brush in the way, and I look in the pond and I
see the reflection of a deer. So, right there, you
know, four minutes sitting in the stand
and there’s deer there. (suspenseful music) Before you know, within 30
minutes, I mean there’s deer everywhere, absolutely
everywhere, I mean
they’re comin’ in from the right, they’re
coming in from the left, it was amazing, I’ve never
been in a spot and seen that many deer come in like
that and just move around. You know, you look over and
way back in, you see about 200, 220 yards out, you
just see a big buck. Big buck comin’ through,
workin’ his way down and it was, it was amazing seeing
it, you see a bruiser just slow walking, just taking his
time and you just see that right coming through and it
was cool, it was amazing. Just a bruiser, I mean you
could tell, just big body. I mean we’re lookin’
at everything, they’re
so much going on and all of the sudden,
Jeff hollers over, “Look at the water hole.” And I couldn’t even,
with the shadowing and the tree branches the
way it is, there’s deer on the far side of that pond
and he’s in there drinking. I couldn’t see his antlers,
I couldn’t see anything with the shadowing, I just
seen the body and it was big. It was a big buck. (dramatic music) He was a monster and
come through, there
was a lot of other, I mean there was good
shooters right in that pond, right there in the waterin’
hole, and we’re hoping he’s gonna walk through
and come right to where you need him to go and
he works his way around and just out of sight, I
mean just in the trees, just in the the brush, he
wouldn’t come quite to where we could get a shot or
where we could see him. And then he seemed to know,
he seen something he liked out in the field,
man he just boogied. He boogied across the field. – [Narrator] Wanna see more
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Yamaha Whitetail Diaries with Wade Middleton. Well, with a big buck
choosing a doe over Dan, Dan sets his sights
on the other shooters that are still hanging
around the killing tree. You know, he’s mellowed out
so I instantly start looking, there’s two great
bucks, there’s 11 point and there’s a 9 point and
they’re just hanging out right about 30 yards just
watering, and going in there. For me, you know, I’m not gonna
wait and chance and see if the big one comes in and
regret that for years to come, you know, I’m gonna go in
and those bucks were just, they were too good to pass up. And they kept stackin’ up. One time I came to a partial
draw and as soon as I did, they just stacked
up and you know, you’re not gonna take the shot. You’re not gonna take the
shot when there’s deer stacked within deer and
chance wounding another deer. You ready? The one on the right, you ready? (string twangs) (laughing) – [Man] You smoked him! Oh my God! Oh I gotta sit for
a second (breathes deeply). (coughs) That was insane. (breathing heavily) Oh my God. That’s a good buck (laughing). There were so many good bucks. I am looking at everyone
just thinking, man, that’s a shooter, that’s a shooter,
that’s a shooter, you know, I would take ’bout any one
of them deer and it’s just waiting for the right deer,
you know, it’s waiting for the mature deer to come
through that needs to be got. Man, just seeing him out there
with that mass, those tines, it got my heart racing,
it was, it was amazing. As soon as he stepped into
that spot, where I knew he was a good just parked a quarter
of the way and just standing there ready for me, it
was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to go
ahead and take him. That’s the biggest buck I’ve
shot in my life, I mean, yeah, I’m not gonna pass
that up in a New York second. What I took out this time
was the Cabela’s insurgent, it’s a new bow we came out with, we’ve had it for all of 2017. It’s the shooter’s
bow, it’s comfortable, it’s gonna do
everything you need. This is not a bow you can
go anywhere else and get, I mean there’s other bows
that may look similar, may perform similar,
but this bow, you can only get at Cabela’a. Broadhead I’ll use is
the Incision Malice, it’s a three blade, front
deploy, it’s a two inch cut diameter, it’s
a great blade, we’re really excited
about this one. – [Narrator] With a solid
shot on his personal best, Dan heads back to
camp to give the deer some time and regroup with Wade. We came back into camp,
got Wade, got the video, got it up on the big
screen, and sure enough, shot looked perfect, I mean
it looked absolutely great, and as soon as we saw
it, we’re like, you know, it probably’s not going
more than 100 yards. Had some great food, good
eats while we’re watching that and you know it’s, I was
getting pretty pumped up, I mean, you’re eating
great food, you’re watching the perfect shot, and
nothing could be better, I mean, it was
absolutely awesome. – [Narrator] When we return,
Dan and the rest of the group head out in search
of Dan’s buck. Be sure to stay current on our
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legend in reliability. Welcome back to the
Yamaha Whitetail Diaries with Wade Middleton. We’ve hosted Dan Gurr from
Cabela’s archery division here at camp; he put the new Cabela’s
insurgent bow to the test and made a solid shot on
a great Texas whitetail. The Whitetail Diaries’ crew
has assembled and joins Dan in tracking and
hopefully recovering the biggest buck
Dan has ever shot. Dan, you lead the way, we’ll
be here right behind ya. You gettin’ to lookin’? (grass crunching) Bleeding all over right there. Oh he’s bleeding a bunch. – [Man] Over here.
Turn, just like all of them. (laughing) Yeah,
right there, big pile. – [Wade] They all go
that way, every time. (suspenseful music) Bigger spots.
Oh yeah. (branches snapping) Bush right there. Here’s the arrow, right here.
Yep. It’s what you like to see.
Yes it is. A lot of blood on there. Bunch right there, and
here, a bunch here. It’s right there, it’s bleeding. Oh there he is. (laughing)
There he is. He didn’t make it too far. Congratulations!
Oh, thank you! Hey, well that’s a perfect
shot when you look at, play that one back.
Oh geez. Just looks awesome. (laughing) Great shot. (laughing)
What a cool buck. That is cool, does he still
got velvet, a little bit, dried velvet?
Yes he does. Yeah he does, doesn’t he?
Yep. Wow, he didn’t go
anywhere, buddy. No he didn’t.
(laughs) You made a perfect shot,
reaction was priceless, that’s the reason
why we do this. It never gets old.
What a great deer. What a great deer. He still has a lot of
velvet up there in the back. Yeah.
He just came out. (laughs) congrats, sir!
Thank you! It was amazing, I mean,
it was absolutely amazing, coming up and seeing that buck. Seeing that it, you know,
knowing that it didn’t suffer, it didn’t live long, it
was a good shot, it was a good placement, and going
up and finding that just, right there it was
amazing, it was super cool. You know that’s the most
exciting part of what we do to me, is you get to watch
somebody that comes in to Texas or hunts some place for the
first time and you get to see the excitement, you see the
emotion, you see the shake, you see the after
effects, and then you get to track it and find their deer. I mean to me that’s, you know,
that’s just like all of us, who are successful on the
hunt, I mean, that to me, makes the whole day, the whole
year, kick off the right way. It’s absolutely amazing, I
mean it’s such neat experience to come out here, seeing the
amount of deer, the situation, where it was, I’ve never
experience that in my life, I mean it was magical. Bow and arrow I been hooked
on since I was 12 years old, and it’s just the difference
when you come in and, you know, when you go out and you do
muzzle loader, you know, 90% of the time, you’re within
a 100 yards, rifle you know, you can get out a couple
hundred yards, but archery, you’re just, you’re
so close to the game. I mean it’s up
close, it’s personal. Being that close up and
personal with the animals is amazing, it’s a
different feeling. – [Narrator] Hey,
congratulations
Dan, on a successful bow hunt and entry into the
Yamaha Whitetail Diaries.

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