And finally, one of my favorite hunting partners called that evening to report that he'd shot the second largest buck of his life. Tom VanDoorn is a dear friend and whitetail expert from northern Wisconsin. Tom knew that a secluded field on his property was not only flush with buck sign, but being visited by whitetails throughout the day. Tom hunkered in for a sit long before first light and resolved to stay 'til dusk. During the course of an action-packed day, Tom (above) saw seven different mature bucks, and late in the afternoon this giant 11-point followed a doe within bow range.