Just to get things started, I thought I'd have a little light-hearted fun with some of our favorite YouTube whitetail clips ever to grace Al Gore's Internet and/or Ted Stevens' tubes. After watching the Oscars the other night, I know I'll be a hell of a lot more entertained by these amateur efforts than that black tie bull.
I'd just as soon watch Michael Waddell host the Outdoor Channel's annual Golden Moose Awards or watch Tiffany Lakosky do her taxes than be forced to sit through Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin again.
But without further adieu, here are a couple of YouTube whitetail clips that are worth a look or two.
I can't say that I've never missed a buck (or 10) when I thought it was a gimme shot, but this video takes the cake. This unnamed hunter fires three shots at this buck and doesn't get close. All three attempts hit well to the left of the buck's "drop" zone, and it seems a bumped scope or maybe even a hunter who forgot to sight in his rifle could be the culprit. At the end of the video—listen close—said hunter lets out a big sigh of disgust. I don't blame him.
Rosemary and Lynn Chesnut of Toledo, Wash., have been married for over 40 years. Hunting has been a big part of their lives since the beginning, but nothing could have prepared this couple for what you will witness in this video. Millions have watched this clip, and millions have been utterly shocked at the ferocity of the attack. The Chesnuts ignored a danger warning on the Elk-Fire sexual attractant that they hoped would bring a bull elk into camera range. These attractants are designed to be irresistible to bulls but it seems that this white-tailed buck had the same reaction. Don't try this at home, or anywhere else for that matter.
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