THE LESSON: "If you're stricken with buck fever
," said Larry, take a deep breath and focus on a specific spot on the animal's vital zone, not the animal as a whole.
This is a mild form of buck fever
, usually cured by practicing with the rifle until its operation becomes reflexive.
Looking back now, if he'd just walked directly to me, I probably would have had buck fever
so bad that I would have blacked out.
A highly visible monster mule deer is the most contagious carrier of buck fever
in the world, and if you decide that hunting rutting mulies is on your bucket list, you'll contract it sooner or later.
I can provide new first-time hunters with a stable firing platform that hides all of their buck fever
Learning to shoot a bow in a way that the shot takes you by surprise is the best medicine I have ever found for buck fever
I just need to take my time and not let buck fever
I relive my worst case of buck fever
almost every time I perch high in a treestand.
Like most new bowhunters, buck fever
set in and I rushed a shot--right over his back.
The encounter started with a significant case of buck fever
, but I pulled through and managed to shoot him when the oscillations in my knees stopped.
If you think buck fever
is bad, just imagine what happens to your heart--and your shooting--when an elephant is bearing down.
I got a real bad case of buck fever
and started shaking.
Stop that buck without causing alarm, and even your buck fever
will have a difficult time spoiling your hunt.
can get so bad that a hunter literally shuts down, freezes, and is unable to do anything until an opportunity is long past.
I had plenty of encounters, but they were dominated by rookie mistakes and buck fever
, a combination that left me frustrated more often than not.