No, I didn’t shoot this little spike buck. But the thrill of having him pass by my blind at just 3 yards was enough to send my adrenaline into ultra-high gear. In fact, "shooting" this photo brought the same excitement as I’ve felt after putting an arrow through a fully mature whitetail deer.
Indeed, any whitetail buck is a good buck to get you primed, stoked, jacked, excited — call it what you will — to keep heading back to the tree stand or ground blind day after day. It doesn’t have to be the biggest deer. It only has to be a deer.
And that’s what it is all about, isn’t it?