It makes for an exciting hunt, with several options. "I try to set up within rifle range of the most likely draw a buck will use to reach the field," says Herald. If he guesses correctly, he may never have to move to get a shot. "But often I'll spot a buck traveling on the next drainage over, or elsewhere out of my effective range." When that happens, he approximates the buck's course and speed, glasses ahead to identify an ambush along that path, and makes his move. "There is rarely much time to make a decision; I have to pick the spot, burn it in my brain, and get there fast while staying hidden and downwind."