THE NEIGHBORS FIRED UP LYNYRD SKYNYRD RIGHT AT PRIME TIME
Labor Day weekend is the archery opener in Kentucky. Three seasons ago, my neighbors decided to celebrate America’s workforce with a little Southern rock and a custom sound system. I was amazed at how clearly I could hear it from my treestand, 500 yards away. The big 8-point feeding right toward me at 50 yards heard it too and hauled ass before Ronnie Van Zant could say “big wheels.” Wasn’t much I could do but laugh—and remember that some of my best hunting spots are close to houses, where the deer are used to hearing the sounds of people. Yeah, my evening was ruined, but the season wasn’t. In fact, I hunted that same stand a week later and killed my best bow buck to date. —W.B.