We are just days away from archery whitetail season in Texas and Oklahoma. Texas opens on September 27; Oklahoma on October 1. Hopefully you have a good buck on camera by now. Or maybe you are like me, and despite scouting and preparation, does and small bucks are all you have seen. There is nothing wrong with getting excited about does or small bucks, but if you are holding out for something bigger, remember this. Whitetail season is a marathon, not a sprint. You don’t have to shoot something right away. There might not be much to look at now in your favorite honey hole, but that could change in a few weeks. I suspect the reason I have not seen some of the big bucks I know are in my favorite river bottom is because the vegetation is so thick and lush, they do not have to move far for food or water. I’m confident they will surface eventually. Remember, marathon, not a sprint!