When you hunt open country bucks, use 10x binoculars and big, tripod-mounted spotting scopes to scan the horizon for antlers bobbing over the brush. Gain any elevation you can to see over the flat landscape. Whether that means standing on top of your pickup cab or climbing a windmill tower, do what's necessary to get a bird's eye view. Be prepared for long shots of 200, 300 and 400 yards. It helps to have a buddy spot for you as you shoot to mark the place where your buck goes down. It's easy to lose his mark in a sea of grass without someone to mark the spot and give you hand signals to the exact location where he dropped. Know your rifle's ballistics and carry shooting sticks to aid with steadying a shot over tall CRP grass. And never doubt that big bucks live in open, wild prairie country, because they most certainly do!