posted on August 10, 2010 03:01
If anyone had asked me five years ago to “blog” about whitetails, I would’ve looked at them as if their teeth were full of green beans.
Admittedly, I’m a little slow to embrace technology. I have the simplest cell phone available, and I rarely even use it. I consider “text” a noun, not a verb. And “tweet” is a sound a bird makes.
Troglodyte that I am, my quiver still carries Easton’s finest aluminum. I don’t know how fast my bow shoots or what my arrows weigh; I just know they’ll knock the wind out of a deer ... permanently. My Model 700 in .30-06 — the same rifle I’ve carried for the past 15 or 16 years — likes 165-grainers, and I fall in and out of love with bullet designs based on a buck’s deadness.
I’m coming around, though, like a whitetail circling downwind to sniff the breeze. A MySpace account came first, followed by facebook. And now I’m a blogger.
The numbers in “Big Buck 411” play off the old habit of dialing 4-1-1 for directory assistance. It’s our promise to deliver information about North America’s most bodacious whitetails, the states that yield them, hunters who shoot them, and the methods employed to bring these animals to ground.
My goal is to dish up a weekly column that addresses big bucks in the news, those ground out by the rumor mills, tips from hunters who have the bone to prove their mettle and other interesting and useful information that can be gleaned from the nearly 12,000 whitetails in our record book. I say weekly, but it could very well be more often than that. Thanks to the immediacy of the Internet, we’re now able to post breaking news (which is impossible to do in our magazines).
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