To Beat Buck Fever, Aim Small

Follow this very simple tip to vaccinate yourself against a very serious bowhunter disease

To Beat Buck Fever, Aim Small
The practice of choosing a small spot to aim at on a 3-D target helps fight off the curse of buck fever when it really counts. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Burkhead)

Ronnie Parsons is one of the best bowhunters around.

The thing is, few people outside the state of Texas – or those who pay attention to the Pope & Young Club record book listings – are familiar with the 70-year old bowhunter from the Lubbock area.

But they should be since earlier this fall, Parsons, who began bowhunting whitetails back in the early 1980s, arrowed his 43rd Pope & Young-class buck.

According to West Texas outdoor writer Brandon Ray, Parsons took the buck, a solid 140-class 12-point last month on his lease near San Angelo.


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