■ First, historical data on the seasonal movements of individual deer can be a huge help in pinning down a superbuck. Drury’s trail-cam photos told him not only that the buck would return in the late season, but also what part of the farm he liked to hole up in. Second, it pays to plant specifically for the late season, when big deer are vulnerable. Drury has this down to a science. “We plant corn and beans, in case there’s a lot of snow and shorter plants are covered up. Next to them we plant a low, green food source like BioLogic turnips or brassicas. If deer can get at it, there’s nothing they want more than a green food source.” If there’s a superbuck in your area now, focus on the best available food, especially green food. And if you don’t tag him this year, put a few plots in his winter wheelhouse for next season.