So the weather stinks but it gets big bucks on their feet and somewhat vulnerable. Ted Marum, owner of Tri-State Outfitting (tri-stateoutfitting.com) reports that his clients enjoying the first shotgun season in Iowa are having good success setting up near food sources for afternoon hunts. That's one of his clients, pictured above, gripping the antlers of a giant Hawkeye State 8-pointer with brow tines that reach for the moon. Marum is a savvy drive-master, and I'm sure he's making some midday pushes on some of his properties. But when the weather is like this and a property has good food, Marum knows enough to let bucks move naturally. Any estrous does will be clustered near food, so a big buck can double his pleasure with the chance to fill his belly and the possibility of finding a mate.