HIS SECRET PLAN: "Once I know where a big buck is living, I'll set up at least three stands to accommodate different wind directions," Ware says. "Our prevailing wind here is from the west or southwest, so my primary spot is on the northeast side of a trail or terrain funnel, where I think he's most vulnerable. I never let a client sit that spot unless the wind is perfect. That's where the other stands come in. Often, they're not as good as the primary setup, but I can usually do something to sweeten the deal: Plant a little food plot or, if it's an open area, use a decoy and encourage my client to rattle and call. The main idea is that we keep hunting a good buck near his core area without bumping him out. Eventually, we put a tag on him."