Ryan and Dylan have made it an annual tradition to spend the 8-9 days leading up to Christmas, in North Dakota chasing late season whitetails. On a normal year, they are greeted with snow covered ground and subzero temperatures. This year would be different. Bare ground and temperatures reaching highs in the 30s and overnight lows staying well above 0. This might sound chilly to most, but for the deer in the northern plains, this is “t-shirt” weather. The boys stuck to the game plan, played the wind, and hunted the spots where good bucks were flirting with daylight on the trail cameras. The first several days yielded next to no deer sightings. Recent intel on the cell cams led them to sit a spot where an old buck they dubbed “Sid” was moving fairly close to daylight. The sun set, and “Sid” popped out of the cattails a couple hundred yards away. The old buck took his time and circled downwind of the setup before finally committing. He gave Ryan the 20 yard opportunity he was hoping for, and they watched him crash in the grass 125 yards later.