As long as a buck doesn't smell you, he won't go far the first time you jump him, says Massett--usually 100 to 300 yards. "It's a great opportunity to swing around and catch him watching his backtrack." The second time, he might go a little farther. "If you bump him a third time, get your track shoes on, because he'll go a mile or more." In the meantime, however, he'll often assume he's lost you, Massett explains. "The next time you jump him, he might stay close again, and you can start the whole process over again."