Okay, F&S can’t quite provide you with your own personal panel of deer gurus. But we’ve got the next best thing: More than 100 whitetail outfitters and guides ready and willing to answer whatever questions we throw at them in a survey to nail down the tactics and gear that really work, and to learn their secrets to tagging giant bucks. These are the guys who make it their living putting folks on big deer day in and day out all fall. They’re in on more successful hunts; they see more whitetail behavior; and they witness more hunter screw-ups in a season than many of us do in 10. We figure they've probably learned a thing or two along the way.