"On Wednesday, the 11th, it was 91 degrees, but the front moved through and dropped the temperature 10 to 12 degrees within a couple hours. I'd had him at 19 yards the day before, but it was just too dark to make the shot," Williams said. "He was coming out with a bachelor group in a dead corner of the bean field, and I thought if we could just get a break in the weather, we'd get a chance at him with more shooting light."
As he'd hoped, deer were on their feet much earlier after the front. "The bachelor parade came strolling out at 10 minutes till 7," Williams said, "and the buck I wanted was leading the way!" The buck stopped for an easy 20-yard shot, and Williams made good on it. The big 8 ran about 100 yards before crashing.