While everyone sat there the PA speaker clicked and a voice whispered “Get a good look, boys. These are probably the only deer you’ll see this year.” Laughter ensued with a lot of guys nodding in agreement. Most SoCal deer zones only see 1-3% success rates. When I was a kid I went with my Dad to sight in his “deer rifle” a couple of times. He was not an avid shooter, but he was a “hunter” so he tried to get things right. His friends, on the other hand, were a bunch of meatheads that would buy a rifle and one box of ammo and as long as it hit the paper at 100 yards they called it “good”. One time I got my ears boxed because I commented that if they properly sighted their guns in they wouldn’t have to chase wounded deer for miles after shooting at them. I guess logic was a foreign concept with that crew. It almost seemed like the guy that tracked his deer furthest was the “winner”. I learned a lot from my Dad and his buddies. A lot of what not to do.