Some of this insight is local. Melvin Forbes knew every whitetail in Grant County, WV, and its parents, and what it liked for dinner, and could predict where it would be at any given time of the day. The late Don Malli could do the same with mule deer in Campbell County, Wyoming. He would watch a good buck from a mile away for half an hour, and then, satisfied that he was in tune with its innermost thoughts, stalk it and slay it. On one occasion, we started our approach from something like 3 miles and I ended up firing one shot at 25 yards.