Persistence Kills Deer Above All Else: We enjoyed some prime weather throughout the 2013 deer season. The early season wasn't too hot, and we had plenty of rain. The rut days were nice and cold, often as not. But some of those seemingly "perfect" days resulted in pretty slow hunting. I shot my buck several hours in to a morning sit in mid-October. Michelle killed her buck on a windy, 60-degree afternoon. And speaking of Michelle, despite 40-plus sits in a stand, she didn't fill a deer tag of any sort until the end of October, when she finally got the young doe in the photo above. I guess the lesson is, you can't kill them if you're not out there.