The key thing to remember is that “lockdown” isn’t nearly as ominous as it sounds. It’s not as if every big buck out there is too busy tending does to cruise past your stand. Some are between does and looking for the next one. The perfect example is the first buck in the video above above, provided by Indian Hill Outfiters in northeastern Missouri, where I've been hunting all week. (Ignore the background noise and just focus on the bucks.) I saw this stud out trolling for a doe at 11:30 am yesterday. Also, it’s not as if all bucks everywhere are locked down at the same time. The truth is, bucks can be mostly locked down on one farm, and up and running like crazy just 10 miles down the road. So get out there, and sit as long as you can. The giant that will make your season may be on his feet right this second.