The fundamentals that make the harvesting of a mature whitetail buck possible includes several factors such as correct scouting techniques, not burning out your stand sites through over hunting, the ability to get into and out of your stand locations as undetected as possible, an above average knowledge and understanding of habits among all age classes of deer, how different terrain types effect travel patterns, the ability to read all kinds of deer sign, a thorough knowledge of how air currents and thermals react in different situations, and last but certainly not least, confidence and proficiency with your equipment. The following chapters include solid, proven, in-field knowledge based facts and techniques on the correct ways to scout during the pre-season, post season, and in- season, as well as where to place your stands once you have done the necessary homework. This book also contains information on how mature bucks, as well as all other deer utilize the wind, terrain, and each other to their utmost advantage. The correct times of the day to approach and leave a morning and evening stand, as well as how many days in succession the stand should be hunted. How to properly use attractant’s, lures, and cover scents, and which ones work the best as the season progresses. A section on deer vocalizations and horn rattling, when they work the best, and when the chances are slim that they will. Stand placement in relation to harvesting a mature buck of 3 ½ years and older, or does and immature bucks. Ways to properly hunt the different types of trails, scrapes, and rubs, and on and on as we continue our journey. True appreciation therefore, can only be gained through understanding, and true understanding can only come through knowledge. It is knowledge that gives us the power and the ability to become successful.