“They’ll start acting like bucks again…they hang back in the hardwood close to their beds, and head to the fields after dark. But this is the easiest time to kill a good one,” said seasoned buck hunter, Harry Pozniak, in a recent article from Field & Stream. Understanding big game’s behavior in the early season is invaluable when pursing and killing whitetail deer. “We kill 70 percent of our early-season bucks from ground blinds, and most of our shots are 20 yards or less,” said buck expert, Ed Koger. Buck deer have patterns and personalities that, with patience—and maybe a few cameras—can be learned to increase your chances of a kill.