Mike McFerrin Witnesses Fight and Takes a Giant South Texas Whitetail
We're kicking it back to Monster Bucks XXI where Legends of the Fall's Mike McFerrin takes a giant South Texas whitetail. Set up between a bedding area, food sources and a watering tank, McFerrin prepares to wait them out.
He doesn't wait long, though. Three years of history roll up into one final hunt for a legendary deer. But before he sends an arrow, the heavy-racked whitetail wins a short sparring match with a smaller opponent. The younger one runs off, but the target deer slowly walks within range. McFerrin makes it count.
Hunt Tactic Used: McFerrin used his knowledge of bedding, feeding and watering habits of mature bucks and chose a hunt location accordingly. Then, he capitalized on the bucks social status among the herd and used the buck's aggression against him.
Whitetails make the hunting world go round. Josh Honeycutt, deer hunting editor and "Brow Tines and Backstrap" blogger, knows a fair bit about killing mature deer. He was raised up hunting the river bottoms of Kentucky. And he still hunts there—among other places—to this day.
Follow along as he shares his adventures, experiences and knowledge of the white-tailed deer.