July 2nd, 2013
Walking down the road I met Greg towards the end of my day . He was chilling out on a picnic bench outside of his place. He lived next to an interstate and his backyard was over grown, but it looked cool. He offered me a beer, I said that sounds great!
We sat around and chatted the whole afternoon. He told me great stories about hunting. He is a world class hunter, made several publications, and had shot prize winning bucks.
I never knew what went into all of it. There is a lot of work to get a big buck! He owns miles of land all part of the Hoosier national forest. He is very protective about his land because it's been mentioned I all sorts of magazines when he makes big kills. "Pirates" come into his land and try to take his dear. He doesn't mind sharing his land with people that respect it.
I didn't understand very well what he meant until I learned how he manages to get such amazing bucks. He feeds the dear out in his land, he takes care of them. He sets up feeders for them and beefs them up. He doesn't shoot every buck that walks by, he lets them grow. He sets up cameras out in his forest and looks at the patterns that the deer have. He gets to know them like another family. He focuses on one deer at a time. One of his biggest dear that he shot took him 5 years of chasing.
He had an awesome story about his Dad that he shared with me.