The Quest Part III and Archery Hunting for Whitetail Deer
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The Quest Part III and Archery Hunting for Whitetail Deer

August 11, 2019


(WIND) (MUSIC) (MUSIC) YAMAHA PRESENTS THE WHITETAIL
DIARIES, CHRONICLING THE 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. (MUSIC) YOU KNOW, THERE’S SO MANY
DIFFERENT MEANS AND METHODS TO HUNTING A WHITETAIL. THAT TO ME IS WHAT
MAKES IT EXCITING. I’M ONE OF THOSE GUYS THAT
LIKES TO HUNT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. I’VE NEVER BEEN A PERSON WHO’S
SAID I’M ONLY GOING TO HUNT THEM WITH A RIFLE OR A
BOW OR CROSSBOW OR HANDGUN OR MUZZLELOADER. I LIKE TO HUNT WITH EVERYTHING. BUT I WILL SAY THAT ARCHERY
HUNTING CERTAINLY HOLDS A HIGH PLACE IN MY MIND. THERE’S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT
HAVING A BIG MATURE WHITETAIL, OR ANY WHITETAIL FOR THAT
MATTER, INSIDE OF BOWRANGE AND TRYING TO GET READY TO
TAKE THAT SHOT THAT CAN’T BE EXPLAINED UNTIL YOU
ACTUALLY ARE IN THAT PROCESS. (MUSIC) HOLD STILL, HOLD STILL. DON’T MOVE, DON’T MOVE,
DON’T MOVE, DON’T MOVE. DON’T MOVE. DON’T MOVE. (MUSIC) IT’S ALL RIGHT, IT’S ALL RIGHT,
IT’S ALL RIGHT, IT’S ALL RIGHT. SHH. IT’S NOT LIKE JUST GRABBING A
GUN AND GETTING IT ZEROED IN. IT’S UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOUR
EQUIPMENT CAN DO, WHAT YOUR LIMITATIONS CAN DO, WHERE YOUR
ANCHOR POINTS ARE AND ALL THAT PRACTICE THAT’S
INVOLVED WITH IT. WHEN TO MOVE, WHEN NOT TO MOVE. AND NOW GRANTED, ALL THE OTHER
WAYS OUT THERE THAT YOU HUNT HAVE THOSE SAME THINGS,
ESPECIALLY CROSSBOW HUNTING. BUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARCHERY
HUNT, THEY ARE JUST ABSOLUTELY ADDICTED TO IT. NOW ONE OF THE ARCHERY HUNTS
THAT HAS BECOME OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE AT CAMP HAS BEEN
THAT OF THE WHITETAIL DIARIES CREW MEMBER KEVIN GIESECKE,
WHO’S HUNTED SO MANY TIMES AND HAD SO MANY MISHAPS, WELL,
THAT WE’VE LOVINGLY NAMED HIS JOURNEY THE QUEST. HOW LONG DOES IT
TAKE TO MAKE A TV SHOW? SO FAR, A YEAR. (LAUGHTER) JEFF KRIET MADE A VERY
INTERESTING COMMENT ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO TO KEVIN, ABOUT HOW
LONG WAS IT GOING TO TAKE HIM TO GET HIS FIRST BUCK DOWN. AND HE SAYS IT’S
GOING TO TAKE THREE YEARS. NOW I DIDN’T AGREE WITH THAT. NO. BUT SURE ENOUGH,
OLD KRIET WAS RIGHT. IT’S YEAR NUMBER THREE. I PICKED UP THE
BOW THREE YEARS AGO. I WANTED TO LEARN WHAT THE
HUNTING SIDE OF TELEVISION SHOWS IS, COMPARED TO DOING THE
CAMERA SIDE, WHICH IS WHAT I’VE ALWAYS DONE FOR
THE LAST 20 YEARS. AND I HAVE TO SAY,
IT’S BEEN A LEARNING CURVE. IT’S BEEN A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE BOARD. TO FULLY UNDERSTAND KEVIN’S
QUEST BETTER, LET’S TAKE A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF
THE UPS AND DOWNS. FALL OF 2012, KEVIN LEARNED THE
HARD LESSON OF MAKING SURE YOUR ARROW IS FULLY NOCKED. THERE’S A DOE
OUT IN FRONT OF IT. I PULLED BACK AND THAT DOE
STOPPED RIGHT BEHIND A TREE, RIGHT WHERE I
COULDN’T GET A SHOT. AND I HELD IT, AND I
HELD IT, AND I HELD IT. AND EVENTUALLY I’M
LIKE, I GOTTA LET OFF. IN 2013, KEVIN
CONTINUED HIS BAD LUCK STREAK. BUT AT THE END OF THE 2014
SEASON, WELL HE HAD A CHANCE TO FINALLY END THE QUEST, WHEN
A BIG MATURE BUCK WALKED INTO RANGE. (MUSIC) (BOWSHOT) (MUSIC) YOU WANT TO DO
THE RIGHT THING. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE
THAT EVERYTHING IS RIGHT. WHEN IT DOESN’T GO RIGHT, IT’S
AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER. YOU KNOW, IN MY CASE I
KNOW THE SHOT WASN’T PERFECT. BUT I WAS HOPING THAT WE
WERE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. KEVIN AND THE CREW TRACKED HIS
DEER INTO THE NEXT DAY BUT WERE NEVER ABLE TO RECOVER HIM. ALL THE WAY THROUGH THAT,
THE EMOTIONS WERE UP AND DOWN, UP AND DOWN. AND I THINK THEY’RE
THAT WAY FOR THE GROUP. WHEN IT COMES TO MISTAKES,
MISHAPS AND FAILURES IN BOWHUNTING, I THINK KEVIN
HAS PRETTY MUCH LIVED THROUGH THEM ALL. A LOT OF THEM ARE NOT
ANYWHERE NEAR HIS FAULT. THEY’RE JUST THINGS
THAT HAPPEN IN BOWHUNTING. YOU KNOW, A DEER IS A
LOT TOUGHER THAN YOU EVER GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR. I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY DEER
IN MY LIFE THAT I HAVE CLEANED THAT HAD A BROADHEAD IN IT
OR HAD AN OLD INJURY THAT HAD LIVED, AND YOU WOULD
BELIEVE IT’S A PERFECT SHOT. IT DOESN’T MAKE IT ANY
EASIER FOR THE HUNTER. SO AS WE LOOK AT HOW THE QUEST
ENDS AT THE END OF THIS SEASON, IT’S WITH A PRETTY STRONG HEAVY
HEART, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT KEVIN DID NOTHING WRONG. IT’S JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS. IT JUST HAPPENS. THE QUEST CONTINUES WHEN
THE WHITETAIL DIARIES RETURNS. THE YAMAHA WHITETAIL
DIARIES IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: THE YAMAHA WHITETAIL
DIARIES IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: WELCOME BACK TO THE YAMAHA
WHITETAIL DIARIES WITH WADE MIDDLETON. HEAD OF THE WHITETAIL DIARIES
CREW, KEVIN GIESECKE, HAS BEEN ON HIS QUEST FOR A WHITETAIL
WITH A BOW THAT HAS LASTED OVER THREE YEARS, AND HE’S OUT
IN THE FIELD READY TO BRING IT TO A CLOSE THIS SEASON. ALL RIGHT, WHAT A GREAT SET. I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY DEER
WE HAD OUT IN FRONT OF US THE ENTIRE NIGHT. I BET WE HAD OVER
30 DEER IN THERE. I DID SEE THREE
REALLY NICE DEER. I HAD A 10 POINT. I LOOK FORWARD TO
SEEING WHAT HE CAN TURN INTO. WE HAD ANOTHER EIGHT POINT. IT WAS A GOOD EIGHT POINT. IT HAD AN INJURY
IN HIS SHOULDER. (MUSIC) LOOKS LIKE SOMEBODY
SHOT HIM WITH AN ARROW. THEN WE HAD AN EIGHT
POINT, HE’S RIGHT ON THAT EDGE, I THINK, AGE-WISE. BUT HE HAD A NICE BASKET RACK. HE WAS DEFINITELY HEAVIER THAN
THE OTHER TWO DEER THAT WE SAW THERE, THAT WERE UP THERE. AND UNFORTUNATELY BY THE TIME I
DECIDED YEAH I DO WANT TO SHOOT HIM, I’D LOVE TO HAVE THAT
DEER, HE THEN WALKED OFF AND THAT WAS IT. SO ANYWAY. IT WAS A BLAST TO SIT THERE. IT WAS A BLAST. I LOOK FORWARD TO DOING
IT AGAIN, HOPEFULLY SOON. LET’S GO HOME. AS THE SEASON WENT ON, WADE
SAID THAT HE SAW ON SCOUTING CAMERAS, THERE’S A REAL
NICE, REALLY WIDE EIGHT POINT. THIS DEER WAS COMING TO A STAND
THAT WE KIND OF HAD SET UP AS A CROSSBOW STAND. IT DIDN’T HAVE A LOT
OF CLEARANCE FOR BOW. SO WE DECIDED WHAT WE WERE
GOING TO DO, AND THIS GOES AGAINST LOTS OF RULES IN
THE BOOK, WE SET UP ONE OF THE CABELA’S BIG GARAGE BLINDS. YOU KNOW, YOU REALLY WANT TO
GIVE THAT KIND OF CONSTRUCTION A LITTLE TIME TO SIT THERE AND
HAVE THE DEER GET USED TO IT. BUT WE THOUGHT, WELL
LET’S GIVE IT A SHOT. (MUSIC) WE SET UP BACK INTO THIS BLIND
AFTER WE GOT EVERYTHING SET. WE JUST SET
FURTHER BACK INTO IT. IT’S GOT NICE BIG WINDOWS IN
IT, SO IT WAS AN EASY SHOT OUT. WE THOUGHT, YOU
KNOW, WHO KNOWS? (MUSIC) THAT’S A SHOOTER. (MUSIC) HE MOVED BACK AND
FORTH A LITTLE BIT. BUT YOU KNOW, HE
TURNED BROADSIDE. HE WAS JUST SITTING THERE. PERFECT. JUST SITTING PERFECT. AND I THOUGHT, ALL
RIGHT, THIS IS IT. AND I FELT COMFORTABLE. I DREW BACK ON HIM AND
EVERYTHING FELT GOOD AND I LET THE ARROW FLY. IT WAS ONE OF THOSE, YOU KNEW
IT WAS RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOT GOT THERE. GO AHEAD. (BOWSHOT) I THINK I GOT HIM! (MUSIC) I THINK I GOT HIM! HOLY…. THIS EXPERIENCE HAS MADE
ME–IT’S MADE ME DEFINITELY A BETTER HUNTER. I THINK I CAN
ONLY GO UP FROM THERE. BUT IT’S MADE ME A LOT
BETTER CAMERA GUY IN THE STAND. I UNDERSTAND NOW WHAT THE
GUYS THAT I’M HUNTING WITH, WHAT THEY’RE GOING
THROUGH BEFORE THAT SHOT. YOU FEEL
HORRIBLE IF YOU MISSED. YOU LEARN TO TAKE THE
RAZZING WHEN YOU MISS. THAT’S PART OF HUNTING. BUT WHEN IT ALL WORKS, IT FEELS
LIKE A TRUE ACCOMPLISHMENT. RIGHT THERE. THERE HE IS! THERE HE IS! WE GOT HIM. WE GOT HIM. HELLO, BIG FELLA. (MUSIC) MY FIRST ARCHERY BUCK. GOOD EIGHT POINT DEER. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. IT GETS EVERYBODY GOOSEBUMPS. AND YOU CAN REWIND IT OVER
AND OVER AND LOOK AT THEM. THEN YOU GO BACK TO ALL
THE THINGS THAT WENT INTO THE QUEST, AND THE MISSES AND
THE TIMES IN THE STAND AND THE ARROWS AND MISTAKES. AND THAT’S JUST WHAT
MAKES IT ALL A GREAT ADVENTURE. TO GET THAT DEER AND TO PUT
IT UP ON THE WALL AND SEE THOSE SMILES OUT THERE,
THAT’S WHY THE QUEST IS SUCH A GREAT STORY. I DON’T HAVE MANY MOUNTS. THIS IS NUMBER TWO. BUT YOU KNOW, ONE WITH
A PISTOL, ONE WITH A BOW. THAT’S PRETTY AWESOME. WELL CONGRATULATIONS, KEVIN. THE QUEST IS FINALLY OVER. MORE BOWHUNTING FUN WHEN
THE WHITETAIL DIARIES RETURNS. IF YOU’D LIKE TO KEEP UP WITH
THE YAMAHA WHITETAIL DIARIES CREW, SEE SOME OF THE BEHIND
THE SCENES ACTION AS WELL AS BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN SOME OF THE
PRIZES, SUCH AS THE GEAR WE USE IN THE FIELD, IT’S SIMPLE. GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND
GIVE US A LIKE, AND ONE LUCKY PERSON EACH YEAR WILL JOIN US
IN THE FIELD FOR A GREAT HUNT. THE YAMAHA WHITETAIL DIARIES
IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY: THE YAMAHA WHITETAIL DIARIES
IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY: BOWHUNTING IS WHERE YOU SEE SO
MANY DIFFERENT THINGS HAPPEN. THERE’S SO MANY DIFFERENT
UPS AND DOWNS IN BOWHUNTING. I MEAN YOU CAN SEE THE BIGGEST
DEER OF YOUR LIFE AT 100 YARDS AWAY AND YOU CAN’T
DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. YOU’VE GOT TO NOW FIGURE OUT
HOW TO MOVE TO HIM OR HOW TO GET HIM BACK TO YOU
AND GET HIM INTO RANGE. THERE’S JUST A LOT MORE THAT’S
RELIANT ON YOU AS THE HUNTER TO BE ABLE TO PULL OFF. SO BOWHUNTING IS SOMETHING THAT
REALLY IS EXCITING TO A LOT OF PEOPLE FOR THOSE VERY REASONS,
BECAUSE THEY’VE GOT TO PUT A LOT MORE INTO IT, IN THEIR
MIND, TO BE SUCCESSFUL, THAN NECESSARILY SOME OF THE OTHER
MEANS AND METHODS THAT ARE OUT THERE. EARLIER IN THE SEASON, WADE HAD
A CHANCE TO TAKE HIS CABELA’S REGULATOR BOW BY BOWTECH
OUT TO A SPOT THAT HAS PUZZLED THE CREW. YOU KNOW, STARTING BACK TO
THE FIRST WEEK OF DEER SEASON, I HAD BEEN SETTING IN THIS STAND
ON OCCASION AS WELL AS OTHER PEOPLE, AND HAD
HOPES FOR GREAT SUCCESS. I HAD SEEN A LOT OF SIGN. SCOUTING CAMERAS WERE SHOWING
INDICATIONS OF DEER, RUBS IN THE AREA, TRAILS BEAT
DOWN LIKE CRAZY, WATER SOURCE RIGHT THERE. I MEAN ALL THE VARIABLES TO
HAVE A GREAT HUNTING LOCATION WERE THERE, WITH THE EXCEPTION
OF BUCKS COMING THROUGH. SO AS THE SEASON BEGAN TO
PROGRESS, I COULD NOT GET THIS STAND OUT OF MY MIND. I JUST FELT LIKE IT WAS TIME
TO GET BACK INTO THIS STAND. WE HADN’T SAT
THERE IN A LONG TIME. WE HAD A PLAN BECAUSE WE KNEW
THE CONDITIONS WERE GETTING RIGHT FOR THIS STAND TO
LITERALLY GO IN THE AFTERNOON BEFORE AND PUT A CAMERA
UNDERNEATH MY FEET THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO MANIPULATE A LITTLE
BIT WHILE KEVIN STOOD BEHIND ME AND WORKED THIS NEW HIGH END
SLOW MOTION ANGLE THAT WE WERE WANTING TO PUT IN ON A HUNT. YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU START
THROWING ALL THESE OTHER GADGETS IN THERE INTO SOMETHING
THAT’S AS INTRICATE AS BOWHUNTING, YOU CAN REALLY
ASK FOR A LOT OF MISTAKES. BUT SOMETIMES THINGS
JUST HAPPEN TO WORK OUT THE RIGHT WAY. NOT LONG AFTER THE GUYS SET UP,
A FANTASTIC MATURE EIGHT POINT WALKED INTO RANGE. I MEAN I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW
MANY YEARS AND HOW MANY HUNTS THAT WE HAVE FILMED, AND
WE DREAM OF THE PERFECT SHOT. WE DREAM OF THE PERFECT ANGLE. WE DREAM OF THESE THINGS. NOT ONLY DO WE LOVE THE
HUNTING, BUT WE LOVE THE ASPECTS OF CATCHING IT ON FILM. THIS PARTICULAR SHOT WE’VE
USED MANY TIMES OVER AND OVER BECAUSE IT IS A SPECIAL ONE. THIS DEER COMES IN
FROM THE LEFT TO THE RIGHT. I WAS ALREADY
FAMILIAR WITH THE DEER. I KNEW HIM AS
SOON AS I’D SEEN HIM. EVERYTHING IN MY MIND HAD
PLAYED TO THIS POINT ALL YEAR LONG. AND I KNEW THE ANGLE AND I
KNEW WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH. AS I WENT TO FULL DRAW, I
CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH KEVIN’S MIND BEHIND
ME, BECAUSE HE WAS TRYING TO CAPTURE THIS PERFECT SHOT. (MUSIC) AND HE LITERALLY ONLY HAD A
12 SECOND OR SO WINDOW ON THE CAMERA THAT HE WAS USING TO BE
ABLE TO SAY WHEN TO START IT, WHEN TO STOP IT, SO HE COULD
CAPTURE WHAT WAS GOING DOWN. AND I’M TELLING
YOU, IT WAS PERFECT. (BOWSHOT) (MUSIC) SMOKED HIM RIGHT THERE! I MEAN SMOKED HIM. HE RUN TWO OR THREE OTHER BUCKS
OFF UNDERNEATH THIS LIVE OAK RIGHT HERE THIS MORNING. HE’D BLOW OUT, HE’D PUSH
THEM OUT, HE’D BLOW OUT, PUSH THEM OUT. WE WERE WAITING
ON GETTING LIGHT. HE FINALLY, WHEN HE WENT BEHIND
THAT LITTLE BUSH THERE, I SAID I GOTTA DRAW RIGHT NOW. HE’S GETTING
KIND OF ANTSY HERE. SMOKED HIM! YOU KNOW, I’VE SHOT A LOT OF
DEER AND I’VE GONE ON A LOT OF TV SHOOTS. BUT I CAN TELL YOU,
SOME OF THEM JUST STAND OUT MORE THAN OTHERS. IT MAY JUST BE A SMALL BLUEGILL
OR IT MAY BE THE BIGGEST DEER OF YOUR LIFE, THAT
MAKES THEM BECOME SPECIAL. IN THIS CASE HERE, IT WAS THE
CULMINATION OF A LOT OF HARD WORK, A GREAT BUCK,
PERFECT CAMERA WORK, AND I GOT FORTUNATE AND MADE A SHOT THAT
PROBABLY IN HINDSIGHT, IF I HADN’T MENTALLY PRACTICED
ALL YEAR LONG AND BEEN SO COMFORTABLE WITH, I MIGHT
NOT HAVE TAKEN THAT SHOT. BECAUSE IN REAL LIFE
WHEN YOU WATCH THAT BUCK, HE’S MOVING PRETTY QUICK. IN SLOW MOTION, HE
LOOKS A LOT SLOWER. SO THIS IS ONE THAT I’M GOING
TO REMEMBER A LONG TIME BECAUSE OF THE FACTORS FOR ALL OUR
TEAM CAME TOGETHER AND WE GOT A GREAT ONE. THERE HE IS RIGHT THERE, BOYS. THAT IS AWESOME
RIGHT THERE, GUYS. THAT SHOT COULDN’T HAVE GONE
IN BETTER IF I’D DRAWN IT UP. CONGRATULATIONS TO WADE AND THE
CREW ON A PERFECTLY EXECUTED ARCHERY HUNT. THERE’S MORE BOWHUNTS AHEAD
WHEN THE WHITETAIL DIARIES RETURNS. WELCOME BACK TO THE YAMAHA
WHITETAIL DIARIES WITH WADE MIDDLETON. WELL WE’RE COVERING THE INS
AND OUTS OF BOWHUNTING, AND CABELA’S IS ALWAYS OUR FIRST
STOP FOR ANY ARCHERY HUNTING SUPPLIES AND THE KNOWLEDGE
AND SUPPORT OF THE STAFF MAKES THEIR PRODUCTS UNPARALLELED. YOU KNOW, CABELA’S IS A PLACE
THAT REALLY KNOWS HOW TO OUTFIT A LOT OF BOWHUNTERS. I MEAN THERE’S A TREMENDOUS
AMOUNT OF SPECIALTY ITEMS AT EVERY CABELA’S STORE THAT YOU
GO TO, ON THE WEBSITE, IN THE CATALOG, THAT ARE
DESIGNED TO HELP A BOWHUNTER. AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE AISLES
OF THE STORE, YOU’RE GOING TO SEE CLOTHING DESIGNED TO HELP
A BOWHUNTER BE MORE SUCCESSFUL. YOU’RE GOING TO SEE BOWS THAT
ARE DESIGNED FOR ALL DIFFERENT SKILL LEVELS, ALL DIFFERENT
BODY SHAPES AND SIZES, AS WELL AS DIFFERENT ANIMALS, SPECIFIC
TO WHERE IF YOU WANT ONE THAT’S A LITTLE STRONGER VERSUS
SOMETHING THAT’S A LITTLE WEAKER. AND YOU’VE GOT A STAFF THERE
THAT’S DESIGNED TO HELP YOU THE HUNTER AND
SHOOTER BE SUCCESSFUL. THEY’RE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. THEY CAN HELP
YOU ADJUST YOUR BOW. THEY CAN HELP YOU NOT
MAKE THE WRONG DECISIONS. THEY CAN HELP YOU
PICK THE RIGHT RELEASES. THEY CAN HELP YOU PICK THE
RIGHT REST, THE RIGHT ARROWS, THE RIGHT BROADHEADS OUT THERE. SO WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT
BOWHUNTING, HAVING A RESOURCE LIKE A CABELA’S OR OTHER
PRO SHOPS THAT ARE OUT THERE IS VERY KEY. NOW WHEN YOU’VE TAKEN
BOWHUNTING A LITTLE BIT FURTHER AND YOU START GOING TO THE
STAND, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY CATCH MY ATTENTION
FOR GUYS ARE MAKING SURE THAT THEY’RE PRACTICING ENOUGH. YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE BIGGEST
MISTAKES I SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE MAKE IS THEY JUST
DON’T PREPARE PROPERLY. THEY DON’T SPEND A LOT OF TIME
UNDERSTANDING WHAT THEIR BOW IS GOING TO DO FOR THEM. I DO TAKE SOME TIME OFF IN THE
OFF-SEASON, BUT I LIKE TO START SHOOTING ABOUT THREE OR
FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE SEASON, AROUND 10 OR 15
SHOTS EVERY OTHER DAY. AND AS I BEGIN TO GET MORE
COMFORTABLE AND GET THAT MUSCLE MEMORY BACK IN PLACE AND KNOW
WHERE MY ARROWS ARE STRIKING, THEN I START TO MOVE INTO WHAT
I CALL THE HUNTING PRACTICE PHASE. THE HUNTING PRACTICE PHASE IS
DIFFERENT ANGLES, SHOOTING AT 3D TARGETS OUT THERE, SO THAT
WHEN THAT MOMENT OF TRUTH COMES IN THE STAND, I’M MORE PREPARED
FOR DIFFERENT ANGLES THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPEN. I KNOW WHAT I CAN MOVE
TO THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT. AND I THINK A LOT OF THE
VERY SERIOUS BOWHUNTERS KIND OF APPROACH IT THAT SAME WAY. THEY KNOW WHEN THEY CAN
MOVE, WHEN THEY CAN’T MOVE. THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT
THEIR EQUIPMENT’S GOING TO DO. AND THEY CAN PUT THOSE ARROWS
EXACTLY WHERE THEY NEED TO. ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ARCHERY
HUNTS LAST YEAR WAS WITH CABELA’S PRO STAFF CLARK
WENDLETT, WHO HAD A MONSTER WALK RIGHT UP TO HIS
STAND NEAR A BROKEN FEEDER. WE HAD ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA. HAD NEVER SEEN THAT DEER. ALL WE HAD WAS PICTURES OF IT. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, THIS
MAJESTIC 10 POINTER WALKS RIGHT INTO OUR SCREEN. I CAN’T SEE. HE’S GOOD. ABOUT THAT TIME, HE STICKS
HIS HEAD UP LIKE I’VE SEEN DEER DURING THE RUT DO SO MANY
TIMES, AND LOOKS LIKE HE’S JUST GOING TO TAKE OFF
WALKING DOWN THAT DAM. (MUSIC) MY BROTHER JUST MADE
AN INSTANT DECISION. IT’S STILL. I CAN’T SCARE THIS DEER, BUT
I GOTTA STAND UP WHERE I CAN SEE HIM. SO HE STANDS UP. YOU SEE THE CAMERA KIND OF
POINT TO THE SKY, COME UP OVER A LIMB, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN
BOOM, IT’S BACK ON THE DEER. IT WAS LIKE FLAWLESS. (MUSIC) (BOWSHOT) (MUSIC) OH GOD! YEAH! FINALLY! WE HAVE BEEN
HUNTING THIS DEER ALL YEAR. WE’VE SEEN HIM IN
SCOUTING PICTURES. ABSOLUTELY DRILLED HIM. OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. I DREAMED ABOUT
SHOOTING THIS DEER. I MEAN WE’RE HUNTING THE
HILL COUNTRY, LOW FENCE RANCH. IT’S EARLY, I MEAN
EARLY IN THE MORNING. WE BARELY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW
IF WE HAD LIGHT ENOUGH, AND HE JUST WALKED RIGHT IN. I MEAN WE HAVEN’T
SEEN HIM ALL YEAR. WE’VE SEEN TRAIL CAMERA
PICTURES OF HIM AND THAT’S IT. OH MY GOD. STILL OVER HERE. THERE HE IS! OH MY GOD, CHECK THIS DUDE OUT! (MUSIC) LOOK AT THE SIZE OF
THIS DEER RIGHT HERE! OH MY GOSH! (LAUGHTER) LOOK AT THAT DEER. LOOK AT THE TINES ON HIM. OH MY GOSH. CONGRATULATIONS, CLARK,
ON A GREAT WHITETAIL BUCK. HEY, THANKS FOR WATCHING. JOIN US NEXT WEEK, WON’T YOU,
FOR ANOTHER EXCITING ENTRY IN THE YAMAHA WHITETAIL DIARIES. IF YOU’D LIKE TO KEEP UP WITH
THE YAMAHA WHITETAIL DIARIES CREW, SEE SOME OF THE BEHIND
THE SCENES ACTION AS WELL AS BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN SOME OF THE
PRIZES, SUCH AS THE GEAR WE USE IN THE FIELD, IT’S SIMPLE. GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND
GIVE US A LIKE, AND ONE LUCKY PERSON EACH YEAR WILL JOIN US
IN THE FIELD FOR A GREAT HUNT. YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY AT THE
OFFICE IS LIKE, MAYBE THIS YEAR KEVIN WILL GET ONE! (MUSIC)

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