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Ladies Chasing Gobblers and Handgun Hunting – 1616


FROM CARECO TV, ONE OF
THE LONGEST RUNNING PROGRAMS ON OUTDOOR TELEVISION TODAY. EXPLORING THE COUNTRY AND THE
COAST IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE. FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF THE GREAT
NORTHWEST TO THE SHORES OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, THIS
IS AMERICANA OUTDOORS, PRESENTED BY GARMIN. (MUSIC) WELCOME TO AMERICANA
OUTDOORS, PRESENTED BY GARMIN. WELL THIS WEEK WE TAKE YOU DOWN
SOUTH TO OUR RANCH IN TEXAS TO MEET UP WITH SMITH &
WESSON’S PAUL PLUFF. HE BROUGHT A FAMOUS PERFORMANCE
CENTER’S 500 MAGNUM TO SHOW HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY
HUNT WITH A HANDGUN. BUT FIRST WE INVITE THE LADIES
FROM CABELA’S TO THE RANCH TO EXPERIENCE TURKEY
HUNTING FOR THE FIRST TIME. (MUSIC) NOW IN RECENT YEARS, AMERICAN
WOMEN ARE SPENDING MORE TIME IN TREE STANDS AND DEER BLINDS
AND PUTTING FRESH MEAT ON THE TABLE, AND ACCORDING TO THE
CENSUS BUREAU STATISTICS CITED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, WHILE
MEN STILL MAKE UP THE MAJORITY OF THE 13.7 MILLION HUNTERS
IN THE US, 11% ARE WOMEN, AND THE NUMBERS ARE
CONTINUING TO SURGE. (MUSIC) YOU KNOW, YOUNG WOMEN WHO
ARE VERY STRONG ADVOCATES FOR HUNTING ARE OUT THERE RIGHT
NOW, THAT ARE REPRESENTING CABELA’S EVERY DAY. AND CABELA’S BELIEVES IN THAT. THEY TRULY WANT TO SEE THE
WOMEN DEMOGRAPHIC, TO GET OUT THERE AND EXPERIENCE
HUNTING FOR THE FIRST TIME. IN TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT WITH SO
MUCH TECHNOLOGY AND NOT ALWAYS HAVING AS ACTIVE LIVES AS WE
ONCE DID, IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAKE A STAND AND
SAY WE WANT YOU TO BE ACTIVE. IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE FEEL A
LOT OF RESPECT FOR AND A LOT OF EXCITEMENT, TO BE
OUT HERE PARTICIPATING. I THINK THERE’S A LITTLE
BIT OF, CAN WE GO DO THAT? ARE WE CAPABLE OF IT? WE KNOW WE ARE, BUT
MAYBE HAVEN’T HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCES OR OPPORTUNITIES TO
GET OUT THERE, AND THIS REALLY ALLOWS US TO DO THAT. AND I THINK
THAT’S WHAT WOMEN WANT. THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO
EXPERIENCE ANY OF THOSE ACTIVITIES THAT THEY SEE
AS EXCITING AND PART OF THEIR HISTORY IN THE LEGACY OF IT. SO I’M WITH TWO OF MY
CO-WORKERS FROM CABELA’S. IT’S LADIES ONLY, SO
NO GUYS WERE INVITED. IT’S NICE TO JUST GO HUNTING
WITH THE LADIES AND HAVE SOME FOLKS THAT KNOW WHAT THEY’RE
DOING OPEN THEIR HOUSE TO YOU AND JUST TEACH
YOU ALONG THE WAY. SO IT’S NICE TO GO WITH
SOMEBODY WHO’S WILLING TO GIVE UP THE HUNT FOR YOU. SO WE GOT TO CAMP AROUND 6:30
AND THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF SUNLIGHT LEFT, SO WE ALL
TOOK SHOTS AT THE TARGET. WADE TALKED US THROUGH WHAT TO
DO, HOW TO HOLD THE GUN, HOW TO BREATHE, WHERE TO SHOOT. SO I HOLD MY BREATH AND
THEN WHEN I PULLED THE TRIGGER, I WAS PULLING MY GUN UP. SO I LEARNED JUST TO
EXHALE AND THEN SHOOT. SO THAT CAME IN HANDY. (MUSIC) SO NEXT MORNING WE WOKE UP,
TOOK THE WOLVERINE OUT IN THE DARK, PULLED UP IN THE BRUSH
AND WE GOT OUT THERE IN THIS LITTLE TURKEY BLIND. THEY SET ME UP. (MUSIC) I WILL HAVE TO SAY, MY
FAVORITE PART ABOUT THIS WHOLE EXPERIENCE IS NOT NECESSARILY
SEEING THE TURKEYS, BUT SEEING THE WORLD BECOME
ALIVE AROUND ME. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. I’M JUST SITTING THERE AND ALL
OF A SUDDEN YOU HEAR A CERTAIN TYPE OF BIRD WAKE UP, AND THEN
YOU HEAR ANOTHER, AND THEN YOU HEAR SIX DIFFERENT TYPES. ALL OF A SUDDEN A
COUPLE OF DOES POP UP. AND THEN BOOM, IT WAS
LIKE, HERE COMES THESE TURKEYS. MY HEART JUST SUNK,
LIKE OKAY, THIS IS REAL. IT’S TIME TO DO THIS. HERE THEY COME. (MUSIC) SURE ENOUGH, THREE HENS COME
OUT TO MY RIGHT AND THEN THEY JOIN THE REST OF THEM. THEN ONE LAST ONE COMES IN AND
I’M THINKING, OH MY GOSH, A TOM IS GOING TO COME OUT. IT HAS TO COME OUT. THAT’S THE ONE
WE’VE BEEN HEARING. AND BOOM! THIS REDHEAD POPS UP OUT OF THE
BRUSH AND HE’S JUST STANDING THERE. MY HEART IS JUST LIKE
GOING A MILE A MINUTE. I’M SHAKING. (MUSIC) (GUNSHOT) GOT HIM! OH MY GOSH! OH HE’S HEAVY. HE IS, HE’S A HEAVY BIRD. (MUSIC) OH MY GOSH. THAT’S MY BIRD! WOO HOO! (MUSIC) AMERICANA OUTDOORS,
PRESENTED BY GARMIN, IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: (MUSIC) WELCOME BACK TO AMERICANA
OUTDOORS, PRESENTED BY GARMIN. WELL, WE’RE IN SOUTH
TEXAS JOINED BY THE LADIES FROM CABELA’S. THEY’RE ON THEIR TURKEY HUNTS
WITH THOMPSON CENTER SHOTGUNS. I REALLY FEEL THAT THAT’S A LOT
ABOUT WHAT CABELA’S IS ABOUT. NOT JUST THE PRODUCT, BUT THE
EXPERIENCE THAT YOU HAVE WHILE YOU’RE OUT THERE. AND THEY WANT IT TO
BE PART OF WHO YOU ARE. WHEN YOU COME OUTDOORS AND
EXPERIENCE IT AND SIT THROUGH THAT, YOU REALLY FIND OUT
HOW MUCH IT REALLY IS IN YOUR NATURE TO BE
OUTSIDE, TO EXPERIENCE THAT. (MUSIC) THERE WERE ABOUT THREE
OR FOUR HENS THAT CAME IN. THE PART THAT WAS PRETTY
SURPRISING FOR ME, OR NEW TO ME, WAS I THINK THEY
PLAN THIS, THESE HENS. THEY WOULD POP THEIR HEAD
UP OVER THE TROUGH AND KIND OF LOOK WHERE YOU WERE,
SO YOU’D HOLD REAL STILL. AND THEN AS SOON AS ONE
OF THEIR HEADS DUCKED DOWN, ANOTHER ONE CAME BACK UP. I THOUGHT, SURE ENOUGH, THEY
HAVE THIS TIMED SO YOU CAN’T MOVE, YOU CAN’T GET YOUR
BODY ANY RELIEF DURING THIS WHOLE TIME. (MUSIC) THE SPITTING AND
DRUMMING IS PHENOMENAL. IF YOU CAN EXPERIENCE ANYTHING,
TO HEAR THAT COME UP AND AROUND YOU, YOU ALMOST CAN’T DESCRIBE
THAT SOUND, THAT DEEP SOUND THAT THEY MAKE. AND I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THAT
IT WAS THE TURKEY THAT CLOSE. I KEPT HEARING IT AND I
WAS LIKE, WELL WHAT IS THAT? THERE WERE A FEW COWS OVER THAT
HAD GONE PAST US, SO I’M LIKE, I KNOW IT’S NOT THEM. AND THEN WHEN WADE TOLD
ME TO COCK MY GUN, I’M LIKE, THAT’S THE TURKEY. (MUSIC) (TURKEY CALL) (GOBBLING) (GUNSHOT) (MUSIC) NICELY DONE. THANK YOU. IT WAS SO EXCITING, I
DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY. I JUST LOOKED AT WADE AND
HE’S GIVING ME A HIGH FIVE. I DIDN’T HAVE ANY WORDS. IT WAS SO EXCITING TO HEAR
THEM COME IN AND THEN ACTUALLY SEE THEM. I FELT VERY CONFIDENT, THE WAY
I WAS SEATED AND THE WAY WADE SAID THEY WERE ON THE RIGHT. I FELT VERY CONFIDENT
WHEN I TOOK THAT SHOT. SO IT WASN’T
SURPRISING THAT I GOT HIM. I THINK IT WAS
JUST VERY EMOTIONAL. PRETTY FANTASTIC. PICK HIM UP. OKAY. HE’S HEAVY. ALL RIGHT. (MUSIC) ATTAGIRL. THERE WE GO. (MUSIC) I HAD NO IDEA THAT WE
WERE GOING TO TRULY HUNT. I MEAN I HAD 15, 16
HOURS OF TRUE HUNTING. AND I HONESTLY THOUGHT THAT
YOU JUST SET UP AGAINST A TREE, AIMED YOUR GUN AND GOBBLED
THEM IN AND THEN THEY WALKED IN FRONT OF YOU. SO I TRULY DID NOT
EXPECT, LIKE, TRUE HUNTING. OUR FIRST SPOT, I CALL
IT THE GARDEN OF EDEN. EVERYTHING CAME BY
US EXCEPT FOR A TOM. EVERYTHING. WE HAD A HOG OFF TO THE SIDE
THAT WAS SQUEALING THE ENTIRE TIME AND
RUNNING EVERYTHING OFF. TEMPERATURES WERE
BEAUTIFUL THOUGH. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS WITH
THE SUN COMING UP AND THE WHOLE WORLD JUST COMING ALIVE,
AND THE BIRDS WERE CHIRPING. THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL. I HEARD THAT MY GUIDE JEFF WAS
DEFINITELY AFRAID OF SNAKES, SO I THOUGHT IT WAS A PERFECT
PAIR BECAUSE IF HE SAW A SNAKE HE’D FREAK OUT AND WE’D RUN. BUT OF COURSE HE DECIDES TO
SNAKE CRAWL THROUGH THE FIELD TO GO HUNT THESE TOMS DOWN. I WAS LIKE, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? ARE WE REALLY GOING TO
SNAKE THROUGH THIS GRASS? AND WE DID. AND IT WAS A THUNDERSTORM,
AND IT WAS RAINING, AND WE WERE DRENCHED. (MUSIC) SO WE WALKED FIVE OR SIX MILES
AND THEN WE WERE ON OUR WAY OUT, DOWN ON THE PRIMARY
ROAD TO GET OUT OF CAMP. JEFF GETS OUT. HE SEES THREE HENS ON
THE ROAD, CALLS TO THEM. TOMS CALL BACK. SO WE POP OUT. WE’RE LIKE OKAY, THIS IS
LIKE OUR LAST DITCH EFFORT TO GET US A TOM. AND THEY CROSS THE ROAD. ONE HEN ACTUALLY STARTED COMING
TOWARDS US A LITTLE BIT AND THEN WENT OFF TO THE SIDE. JEFF WAS SAYING THAT THE TOMS
WERE STRUTTING, MAKING THEIR LITTLE SOUNDS. I COULDN’T HEAR A THING. I THINK I WAS JUST
SO FOCUSED ON THE ROAD. AND THEN I SEE THIS
LITTLE EYEBALL POP OUT. (MUSIC) (GUNSHOT) DUDE, YOU GOT HIM! YOU GOT HIM! JESUS CHRIST. THANK JESUS. HOW HARD HAVE YOU
WORKED FOR THAT TURKEY? HOW HARD HAVE YOU
WORKED FOR THAT TURKEY? I WAS LIKE, I DON’T EVEN CARE
IF YOU HAVE A BEARD ON OR NOT, YOU HAVE A RED HEAD
AND I’M SHOOTING YOU. I THINK THAT THERE’S A
MISUNDERSTANDING, I GUESS, THAT WOMEN DON’T BELONG IN THE
OUTDOORS, OR IT’S A MAN’S WORLD OUT THERE, MEN
CAN DO THE HUNTING. BUT I THINK WOMEN HAVE A LOT
MORE CONTROL OF WHAT’S GOING ON. THEY’RE IN TUNE
WITH WHAT’S GOING ON. AND YEAH, WOMEN
MAKE GREAT HUNTRESSES. HEY, CHECK OUT WHAT CABELA’S
HAS TO OFFER JUST FOR WOMEN HUNTERS AND SHOOTERS WITH OUR
HUNTING AND SHOOTING CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES AT CABELAS.COM. WELL WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH
HANDGUN HUNTING WITH PAUL PLUFF AFTER THESE MESSAGES. AMERICANA OUTDOORS,
PRESENTED BY GARMIN, IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: NOW A CENTURY AGO,
HANDGUNS HAD NO PLACE AFIELD. BUT IN 1935, SMITH & WESSON’S
357 MAGNUM REVOLVER PROMPTED HUNTERS TO RECONSIDER. FAST FORWARD TO TODAY. THE SMITH & WESSON 500 MAGNUM
NOW TOPS THE POWER CHARTS. IT’S THE MOST
POWERFUL PRODUCTION REVOLVER IN THE WORLD. THIS GUN HERE IS OUT OF OUR
PERFORMANCE CENTER, IT’S OUR PERFORMANCE CENTER 500. IT’S A SEVEN AND
A HALF INCH BARREL. ACTUALLY HAVE AN EL TECH RED
DOT ON HERE BECAUSE ALL YOUR SHOTS ARE GOING TO BE 50-100
YARDS, SOMEWHERE IN THAT AREA. YOUR RED DOT IS
PERFECT FOR THAT. IT’S A VERY ERGONOMIC
DESIGN ON THIS GUN HERE. YOU CAN SEE THE PROFILE. BUT WHAT’S REALLY NICE
ABOUT IT IS IT’S A 365 DEGREE COMPENSATOR ON IT. IT REALLY TAMES THIS GUN
AND YOU REALLY DON’T FEEL THE RECOIL. IN PARTICULAR, THE ROUNDS I GOT
OUT HERE TODAY WERE 325 GRAIN. YOU’RE REALLY LOOKING AT A LOT
OF VELOCITY ON THESE THINGS, SOMEWHERE AROUND 1800 FEET. FOOT-POUNDS OF ENERGY AT THE
MUZZLE IS RIGHT AROUND 2000. SO IT’S GOT PLENTY OF
ENERGY TO TAKE DOWN BIG GAME. AND ONE OF THE THINGS I TELL
EVERYBODY, AND IT’S ONE OF THE HABITS I DO EVERY TIME I SIGHT
IN ON A GUN, BEFORE I GO OUT IN THE FIELD, THE LAST THING I
DO AFTER I DIAL IN THAT GUN OFF THE BENCH AND I KNOW WHERE IT’S
HITTING, I GET OFF THAT BENCH, I GET DOWN ONTO MY SHOOTING
STICKS DOWN HERE, AND I SHOOT OFF OF THIS. I SHOOT SEVERAL
ROUNDS OFF OF THIS. BECAUSE, GUYS, WHEN YOU’RE OUT
IN THE FIELD, IT’S NOT GOING TO BE THE SAME AS
SHOOTING OFF A BENCH. SO ALWAYS, ALWAYS PRACTICE
HOW YOU’RE GOING TO SHOOT. (MUSIC) SO I’M MEETING
WADE AT THE DOCK. I SHOW UP THIS YEAR AND THE
FIRST THING OUT OF WADE’S MOUTH WHEN I GET IN HERE, HE SAID,
PAUL, YOU COME HERE WITH A HANDGUN TO HUNT. AND HERE’S MY DREAM. FIRST PART: GET INTO A BOX
BLIND, SET UP, SHOOT YOURSELF A NICE WHITETAIL
OUT OF THE BOX BLIND. HE GOES, THEN WHAT I WANT
TO DO: I WANT YOU TO SHOOT AN AUDAD WITH A HANDGUN BECAUSE
I’M NOT SURE IF THAT’S BEEN DONE, AND IF IT HAS,
I DON’T KNOW ABOUT IT. SO I THINK THAT’D BE COOL. AND PART THREE IS SOMETHING
THAT HE AND I HAVE BEEN CHASING FOR THE LAST COUPLE YEARS, AND
THAT IS TO RATTLE IN A BUCK AND SHOOT IT WITH A HANDGUN. AND BOY, HE HAD THE
DREAM, AND I LIVED IT. SO THE FIRST DAY ON THAT
WHITETAIL HUNT, AND WE’RE ACTUALLY SHOOTING DOWN
INSIDE A RIVERBED OR GULLY. IT WAS REALLY NEAT BECAUSE
YOU COULD SEE, ONCE YOU GOT UP THERE–YOU WERE SITTING PRETTY
HIGH AND IT WAS A GOOD ANGLE COMING DOWN. BUT YOU COULD SEE WHERE THE
ANIMALS WERE COMING IN FROM THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT, AND
EVEN DOWN FROM BEHIND YOU. SO YOU HAD TO REALLY KIND
OF KEEP YOUR FOCUS ALL THE WAY AROUND YOU. (MUSIC) WE GOT A PILE OF
TURKEYS THAT CAME IN THERE. THEY JUST CAME PILING IN. 22 OF THEM, I COUNTED. ALMOST LIKE COUNTING SHEEP,
I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO FALL ASLEEP COUNTING THEM,
SO MANY OF THEM COME IN. AND THEN AT THE TAIL OF THEM
COMING IN AND THEY’RE STARTING TO LEAVE, THEN CAME
IN THIS NICE, NICE BUCK. AT FIRST IT CAME IN AND I
LOOKED AT IT AND SAID, WELL THAT’S NOT A BAD EIGHT POINT. THEN AS IT CAME IN AND I
GLASSED HIM, IT HAD A LITTLE DROP TINE ON IT. I HAVE YET, IN ALL THE HUNTING
I’VE DONE, BEEN ABLE TO SHOOT A DROP TINE BUCK. THERE IT WAS SITTING
IN FRONT OF ME. (MUSIC) (GUNSHOT) (MUSIC) THAT 500 JUST HAMMERED HIM. BOY HE WENT NOWHERE. HE WENT ABOUT FIVE OR SIX STEPS
AND JUST ROLLED UP, CURLED IN AND JUST DROPPED ON THE SPOT. I TELL YOU WHAT,
WHAT A GREAT HUNT. I GET A CHARGE OUT
OF HANDGUN HUNTING. BOY, THIS ONE WAS A
THRILL JUST LIKE THEY ALL ARE. YOU HAVEN’T TRIED IT? YOU’VE GOTTA DO IT, BECAUSE
IT’S A WHOLE LOT OF FUN. (MUSIC) DAY TWO. WE GO UP INTO A TRIPOD, AND THE
TRIPOD OVERLOOKS A FIELD BUT THE TRIPOD’S UP
THERE IN THE AIR A BIT. I COULD TELL YOU, YOU
COULD SEE FOR MILES UP THERE. I MEAN LISTEN, IF NOTHING
ELSE, WE DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING. THE SIGHTSEEING AND
THE VIEW WAS GORGEOUS. BUT WE WERE THERE FOR A PURPOSE
AND THAT WAS TO PICK UP SOME AUDAD. SO WE WERE UP IN THIS BLIND. THE FIRST THING WE SEE WAS THIS
UNBELIEVABLE CHOCOLATE HORNED EIGHT POINT. IF I WAS THERE TO SHOOT
WHITETAILS, IT WOULD’VE BEEN ALL OVER BUT THE DREAMING,
BECAUSE I GOTTA TELL YOU, I WAS EXCITED. I HAD TO PUT MYSELF IN CHECK
BECAUSE I WAS LIKE, NO, WE’RE HERE TO HUNT AUDADS. AND THEN WE SEE, WAY OFF TO THE
LEFT, RIGHT INSIDE THE EDGE OF THE WOODS, WE SEE
MOVEMENT OVER THERE. SO WE’RE GLASSING, AND THERE
WAS A BUNCH OF AUDAD IN THERE. AND NO SURPRISE. ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT AUDAD
IS, NOT ONLY ARE THEY A VERY TOUGH ANIMAL, BUT
THEY’RE VERY SQUIRRELLY. I MEAN THEY’RE VERY SHY. YOU CAN SEE THEY’RE OUT THERE,
THEY KIND OF WANT TO COME OUT INTO THE FIELD TO EAT. BUT THEY WERE JUST SO HESITANT. WE JUST HAD TO WAIT AND WAIT. IT SEEMED LIKE FOREVER. THAT’S A NICE ONE OVER THERE. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, OUT OF
NOWHERE, FROM THE OPPOSITE END JUST STRAIGHT OUT FROM US,
CAME THIS MONSTROUS AUDAD. I MEAN CAUGHT ME BY SURPRISE,
I GOTTA BE HONEST WITH YOU. I WAS SO FOCUSED ON THOSE OTHER
ONES, TURNED AROUND AND LOOKED AND THERE HE IS, RIGHT OUT
THERE, MAYBE 50-60 YARDS IN FRONT OF US STRAIGHTAWAY. I GOTTA BE HONEST WITH YOU,
I WASN’T REALLY PREPARED FOR THAT. BUT UNDERSTANDING HOW SKITTISH
THEY CAN BE, I KNEW I ONLY HAD SECONDS OR
MOMENTS TO GET READY. WE’LL FIND OUT IF SMITH &
WESSON’S PAUL PLUFF WILL BE ABLE TO BRING DOWN AN AUDAD
WITH HIS PERFORMANCE CENTER’S 500 MAGNUM. AMERICANA OUTDOORS,
PRESENTED BY GARMIN, HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO YOU BY: WELL WE’RE CONTINUING
OUR HANDGUN HUNTING WITH SMITH &
WESSON’S PAUL PLUFF. DAY TWO, WE GO
UP INTO A TRIPOD. WE WERE THERE FOR A PURPOSE AND
THAT WAS TO PICK UP SOME AUDAD. SO WE WERE UP IN THIS BLIND. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, OUT OF
NOWHERE, FROM THE OPPOSITE END JUST STRAIGHT OUT FROM US, CAME
THIS MONSTROUS AUDAD, RIGHT OUT THERE MAYBE 50-60 YARDS
IN FRONT OF US STRAIGHTAWAY. (MUSIC) (GUNSHOT) GOT HIM THERE. THAT WAS EXCITING. THAT HAPPENED
PRETTY QUICK THOUGH. I HAD TO GET ON
HIM AND TAKE THE SHOT. WE GOT DOWN AND IT
WAS A GOOD BLOOD TRAIL. I MEAN JUST FOLLOWED THROUGH. WE FOLLOWED THAT BLOOD
TRAIL FOR ABOUT 30 YARDS. IT WENT RIGHT INTO
SOME THICK WOODS THERE. AT FIRST WE WERE GOING TO SIT. THEN I SAID WELL IT’S GOING TO
GET DARK HERE PRETTY SOON, SO WE KIND OF MADE OUR WAY INTO
THE WOODS, WENT ABOUT ANOTHER 15 YARDS AND HE WAS PILED UP. THERE HE IS! OH YEAH! AND WENT TO PULL HIM OUT. I KNEW HE WAS A GOOD SIZE
ONE, BUT YOU REALLY KNEW, REALLY KNEW, WHEN YOU
WENT TO PULL HIM OUT. HE WAS BIG, HE WAS
HEAVY, HE WAS AWESOME. (MUSIC) THIRD PART OF WADE’S VISION,
OR HIS DREAM, WAS RATTLING IN SOME BUCKS. WE’VE SEEN A
LOT OF YOUNG BUCKS. I GOTTA TELL YOU, I ALWAYS,
ALWAYS LOVE DOING A SPOT AND STALK WITH WADE
WHEN WE’RE RATTLING. MAN, YOU TALK ABOUT A GUIDE. HE’S LIKE A
MAESTRO WITH THE HORNS. I MEAN, UNBELIEVABLE. I’VE RATTLED A LOT MYSELF, I’VE
BEEN WITH GUYS THAT RATTLE. WADE IS JUST A MASTER. TO WATCH HIM IS TO WATCH AN ART
UNFOLD IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE. SO HE GETS ON THESE HORNS AND
STUFF, AND EVERY TIME WE DO A SIT, I’M JUST ABSOLUTELY AMAZED
HOW HE CAN BRING THEM IN WITH SUCH INTENSITY. THEY JUST COME SHOOTING OUT. THEY JUST JUMP OUT THERE AND
THEY STOP AND JUST LOCK UP AND THEY STARE AT YOU. WE’RE JUST WAITING FOR THE
RIGHT ONE, WAITING FOR THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITY. WADE’S JUST DOING HIS
MAGIC ON THOSE HORNS. I’M LOOKING DOWN THIS
BACK ROAD THERE ON THE RANCH. SO HE’S RATTLING AWAY. I’M SO FOCUSED,
AND HE’S RATTLING. AND I THOUGHT I
HEARD SOMETHING. I THOUGHT I FELT SOMETHING. BUT I’M SO FOCUSED DOWN THERE. ALL OF A SUDDEN I’M GETTING
POKED IN THE BACK, AND I TURN AROUND. OFF TO MY LEFT ON THE SIDE,
THIS NICE BUCK COMES OVER. HE HOPS A FENCE, HE COMES IN
AND HE JUST COMES OUT THERE. I’M FACING THE WRONG WAY. AND I THINK TO MYSELF,
WHOA, THIS IS A SHOOTER! NOW THE PRESSURE’S ON. (RATTLING) (GUNSHOT) (RATTLING) (MUSIC) SMOKED HIM. THE BODY ON THAT DEER. THANK YOU MR RATTLING HORNS. GREAT SHOT. THANK YOU,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU! THIS IS JUST
AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME. YOU KNOW, WADE SAID HE
HAD A VISION, HE HAD A DREAM. AND I LIKE IT WHEN WADE HAS
THESE DREAMS, BECAUSE MOST OF THE TIME I GET TO LIVE THEM. I GOTTA TELL YOU, THAT IS TRULY
A HUNT OF A LIFETIME, ONE I KNOW I WILL NEVER FORGET,
AND MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO OUTDO. AND IF YOU’D LIKE TO TRY
OUT HANDGUN HUNTING, CHECK OUT SMITH & WESSON’S PERFORMANCE
CENTER 500 AT SMITH-WESSON.COM. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING, AND
SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON AMERICANA OUTDOORS. AMERICANA OUTDOORS IS
A CARECO TV PRODUCTION.

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