S1.E15. Brett Joy still hasn't filled his New Hampshire deer tag. He hopes to change that, and decides to hold out for one buck -- Straw Man. He hunts hard, and finally, connects on the 8 1/2-year-old giant after tracking it in the snow all day.
0:45 A snowstorm hits New England and Brett Joy hopes to fill his tag on a big northeastern buck.
1:15 The temperature is in the mid 30s. Joy hunts in a rain and snow mix, but doesn't see much.
4:00 The deer movement is slow, but the guys are still trying to get a crack at a buck they call "Straw Man."
6:00 A good buck steps out, but it isn't the deer Joy wants. It walks on by unscathed.
7:30 The sun rises on a new day, and Joy continues his quest for a big deer.
9:00 Days continue to pass by, and it gets harder and harder to stay optimistic. Long, grueling hunts test the strongest patience.
10:00 Joy decides to check some trail cameras and see if there might be better deer activity elsewhere.
11:45 He decides not to hunt the afternoon, and instead, scouts and does some trail camera work.
13:30 By now, it's early December. Joy decides not to hunt in a treestand. He's tracking and still-hunting.
15:00 They take the snowmobile part of the way to their destination. Then, they begin looking for tracks. They find some, and begin following them.
16:30 The track they're following passes by a camera. They check it to see if their target deer is the one they are following. Incredibly, it is.
20:15 They find another of the buck's beds. They know it's closeby.
23:00 He finally lays his hands on the giant New Hampshire buck that he's been hunting since 2016.
26:00 Several miles back in the timber, they finally call for reinforcements.
27:00 The next morning, they take the deer to a check-in station. Joy's son tags along for the post-hunt camaraderie.
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